Writing for Writers

The Six-Year-Old Entrepreneurs

The Six-Year-Old Entrepreneurs Students start charities, come up with wacky inventions, and build businesses that give back at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy. Read more about it in this article by the Imagination Foundation! http://imagination.is/storybook/the-six-year-old-entrepreneurs/ Advertisements

MAAG Poetry Slam this Saturday, April 5th

To learn more about this event please visit the Mt. Airy Art Garage’s Website at: http://mtairyartgarage.org/2014/03/were-launching-a-monthly-poetry-slam-in-april/    

Redefining A Social Studies Unit With Scratch

Redefining A Social Studies Unit With Scratch

Originally posted on Daytime:
The redefinition journey of the SCH Academy Lower School continues, even as one of the final snowfalls of the season blankets Philadelphia. New Media Specialist Karen Kolkka and I meet with second grade girls’ teachers Mary Ann Domanska and Karen Pizer to discuss potential 21st century projects, based on existing learning…

International Women’s Day Celebration at the Mt. Airy Art Garage

International Women’s Day Celebration at the Mt. Airy Art Garage On Saturday, March 8th, we will be hosting the 2nd Annual International Women’s Day Celebration at the Mt Airy Art Garage. We are very excited about this upcoming event.  I will be a featured performer as a local poet and writer.  Please share this event […]

I Will Be Published! I am back on the market! Who wants to represent me?

I am currently submitting query letters along with my synopsis to literary agents representing middle grade authors.  I have a completed middle grade manuscript, EMIC RIZZLE, TINKERER, and it is ready to find the right, loving home.  There have been several nibbles so far but no bites as of yet.  I do remain hopeful and […]

Illustrator Mark Mattson’s work featured in the Chestnut Hill Local

Please read this article in the Chestnut Hill Local Newspaper written by Lou Mancinelli about my illustrator, Mark Mattson.  Mark mentions his latest project, “Emic Rizzle, Tinkerer,” at the end! http://chestnuthilllocal.com/blog/2013/06/13/superb-mt-airy-illustrator-mark-mattson-can-brilliant-cartoon-characters-be-judged-high-art/

Middle Grade Mania at Children’s Book World

I had a splendid time meeting three fabulous middle grade authors at the wonderful, local bookstore, Children’s Book World.  Joe Schreiber is the author of Lenny Cyrus, School Virus.  Linda Urban, author of one of my favorite middle school novels, A Crooked Kind of Perfect,  was on hand to answer questions and talk about her experiences as a published author.  She also wrote Hound […]