Feb15, 2011 |
Guess what I found today? A blog about my recent poem in Humpty Dumpty, “Toothless,” and its fabu illustrator, Marcus Cutler. Check it out.
Great job, Marcus! I lOVE it!
Here’s Marcus’s personal blog. http://marcuscutler.blogspot.com/
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| TAGS:Humpty Dumpty, Marcus Cutler, Poem, Toothless
Jan04, 2011 |
Yesterday was one of those days, one that you really don’t want to end. At one point, my daughter, son and I were all in the livingroom engrossed in one of The Hunger Games novels. Bliss. It was their last day before winter break was over.
After dinner, the kids went to piano lessons with my husband while I ran errands. My first stop was the library. I needed more picture books and I wanted to take a peek at my most recent poem in Humpty Dumpty.
While I was there, I mentioned my poem to one of the librarians. She celebrated with me earlier when Babybug published my poem. She oohed and aahed and I blushed.
Then I was off to Wal-Mart. If I hurried, I could get my shopping done before the kids got home. As I drove down the dark street, I noticed a little fuzzy thing crossing the road. A possum. I’d seen possums before of course, many that had been hit crossing the road, but this one was in tact, fuzzy, waddly and scurrying like mad, if that’s what you call a possum waddle.
Got to Wal-Mart, did my shopping, got in the car, and it didn’t start. I waited, tried again. Nothing. Called my husband’s cell and our home number. Nobody answered. So I waited. Suddenly all that waiting reminded me of something–publishing! Just kidding. I’m very patient.
When they got home, my husband called, brought his jumper cables, and tried to jump start the car. Unfortuatnely my Honda had other ideas. Which is how and why my Honda had a sleepover at Wal-Mart.
Even with my car situation, I wouldn’t give back yesterday for anything.
Happy New Year!
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Oct02, 2010 |
I was thrilled today to receive a contract from Humpty Dumpty for a poem that will appear in their January/February 2011 issue! Thanks again, Terry!
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| TAGS:Humpty Dumpty, Poetry, Terry Harshman
Feb04, 2010 |
Did you know there’s an earthworm in Australia called the Giant Gippsland Earthworm that grows to six feet long? How do I know, you ask? Because friend and fellow writer, Ann Ingalls, and I have been researching interesting Australian critters. More on that later.(By the way, don’t mean to brag, but I have received my very own copy of Ann and her sister, Maryann Macdonald’s Little Piano Girl: The Story of Mary Lou Williams, Jazz Legend, and it is now signed by one of the authors. Just sayin’.)Humpty Dumpty will publish my poem “Found!” in its March/April 2010 issue! Thanks, TH.COLUMBIAKids published my poem “My Lists” in its Winter 2010 issue, out now. Have a look if you like. http://columbia.washingtonhistory.org/kids/fall2009/wordplay.aspxCan’t wait to attend the Children’s Literature Festival again this year at the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg! This year the festival runs from March 14-16. What a great opportunity for school kids, authors, illustrators and bibliophiles in general to listen to and learn from some of the greats in kid lit.All the best!
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| TAGS:Ann Ingalls, Australia, Children's Literature Festival, ColumbiaKIDS, Humpty Dumpty, Maryann Macdonald, University of Central Missouri
Oct29, 2009 |
In other news, I got word recently that Humpty Dumpty will publish a poem of mine in their 2010 March/April issue! Woo hoo! Thanks, Terry!
And…I am overjoyed to say that I am in critique groups with three, count ’em, three debut picture book authors whose books are recently out or are coming out within the next few months. Stay tuned for author interviews, but for now, here they are…
What Do You See? by Judith Snyder (Odyssey)
This Tree Counts by Alison Formento (Albert Whitman)
The Little Piano Girl: The Story of Mary Lou Williams, Jazz Legend by Ann Ingalls and Maryann Macdonald (Houghton Mifflin)