Announcing a new picture book release:
Margot Finke’s Rattlesnake Jam
is published with loving care by Guardian Angel Publishing
Wild and wonderful illustrations by Kevin Scott Collier
jump off the page.
Rattlesnake Jam is a rhyming romp of a picture book. Crazy old Gran and Pa argue over how to cook up the rattlers he catches. Gran is determined to bottle them into her cure-all rattlesnake jam, yet Pa longs for Gran to make him rattlesnake pie.
Visit the webpage where Gran and Pa hang out and rattlers slither about..
Peek into GRAN’S KITCHEN, work on a PUZZLE or a COLORING SHEET,
or WIN an autographed copy of “Rattlesnake Jam.”
This week Suzanne Lieurance (from THE NATIONAL WRITING CENTER FOR CHILDREN
) is hosting Harold D. Underdown on Book Bites for Kids
each afternoon (Tuesday to Friday) at 2:00 pm CST. Harold will be offering all types of advice and information for children’s writers. Harold is probably best know for his phenomenal website, THE PURPLE CRAYON
, a wealth of information for children’s writers. And Harold has also written THE COMPLETE IDIOT’S GUIDE TO PUBLISHING CHILDREN’S BOOKS
You can call in LIVE and ask Harold a question: 1-646-716-9239. Or if you can’t listen live, use the Book Bites link above where all the interviews are archived.
Today’s treat is courtesy of Margot Finke and her February Musings at Harold Underdown’s PURPLE CRAYON website. Click on the link below where you’ll discover Margot’s “Checklist for Writing Picture Books,” help on plotting, her “5 C’s of Compelling Fiction,” advice on choosing powerful verbs and adjectives, tips on tight writing, and so much more.
Margot has two other websites you’ll want to visit as well:
As Margot would say, “HAPPY WRITING, MATES!”