June 5, 2014

Who doesn’t wonder how to be a bestselling author on Amazon? But Amazon is where the Kindle is sold, and where Kindle books are sold. This month I’m doing a challenge and I hope you’ll join me! I went to #1 with How to Promote Your Children’s Book: Tips, Tricks, and Secrets to Create a Bestseller.  I earned…

June 4, 2014

You have seen (or read) The Princess Bride, right? As you wish, Peeps!    It’s what I try to do for you … try to anticipate your wishes. To do what you want, and give you what you need. If I could make you all into great writers and then––POOF!––great writerpreneurs, I would. But you have to…

December 20, 2013

Ned Vizzini made me cry twice, the second time was today, when I read that he’d died at the young age of 32. That he was in such pain that he felt there was no other way out breaks my heart so, for his wife, for his son, and for anyone who has lost someone…

Poem Runs
August 1, 2012

Subscribe to the podcast! In this episode you’ll hear me request funny videos of my listeners singing my theme song a review from Julie Falatko: Wagons Ho! by George Hallowell, Joan Holub, and illustrated by Lynne Avril a Take5 Marketing Tip from Dianne de Las Casas: Xpense Tracker a recommendation to read Gone Girl by…

May 1, 2012

Hi Katie, I love your work. Both your poems and illustrations–I also love your many bios 🙂 Was wondering if you had time to look over my poems and ills on my poetry for kids site. There is roughly 30 poems, so you’re looking at a half hour total … I’ve been cartooning, writing and…

April 30, 2012

Today’s guest poetry poster is Irene Latham,  an award-winning author of two volumes of poetry and two novels. She also serves as poetry editor for Birmingham Arts Journal and contributes poems to Scholastic’s Storyworks and Scope magazines. Follow Irene on Twitter Follow Irene on Facebook Birmingham Arts Journal Here is Irene’s poetry post: Those who…

April 29, 2012

I “met” Greg Pincus, today’s guest poetry poster, when I came across his Fib poems and loved them. After years, I finally actually met him last summer. In person. For real. Don’t miss Greg’s site! Nor his social media focused site here. His original Fib post (that went viral and features that same first Fib)…

April 27, 2012

Today’s guest poetry poster (despite the title) is my talented friend April Pulley Sayre. When I got to the part about what her teacher did to her, I gasped. Here is what April sent me: I don’t think of myself as a poet. The moniker “poet” kind of scares me. Like I’d have to act…