Thursday, June 25, 2009

Educational Markets for Children's Writers

In poking around the web, wanting to learn more about writing for children, I found a great resource on Evelyn Christensen's site. She has posted a list of publishers in the educational market--complete with links to those sites. It is a very comprehensive list. Check it out and give Evelyn a Thank You at her site. You might want to peruse her site. She is a puzzle creator extraordinaire. Fun!

BTW, for those who have inquired, the pictures on my blog (except the Hawaii underwater pic/videos taken by my brother, Paul Getchel) were taken by me.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Road Trip!

We celebrated our 21st wedding anniversary last Thursday by taking a road trip to the Sacramento River Delta. We crossed seven bridges and rode two ferries in our travels.  Riding on levee roads most of the time, the trip odometer rolled up 180 miles. Sleepy, small towns along the route included Rio Vista, Walnut Grove, Isleton and the ghostly looking Locke. We passed by more that a few stately old mansions--Victorian beauties from the early 1900's. We had a relaxing day with no particular itinerary.  Awwww... It was marital bliss.

My writing week went well. I finished an article I will submit to Clubhouse Jr. magazine called It's a Dog's Job But Somebody's Gotta Do It.  This non-fiction article for 4 - 8 year-olds is a fun education on dog jobs--the one's they're born to do.

Also, I submitted my adult article, Lost In Public, to InTouch magazine. It covers our experience in Paris with the Metro. The story humorously illustrates the consequences of forging ahead in life without first studying which direction to go.

This week, back to my picture book.  It awaits patiently.
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Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Underwater Views

I wanted to share some videos of snorkeling in the tide pools from our recent Hawaii vacation. You get the sense of how close we are to the sea life and how abundant the coral is.  The school of fish swam around us like we belonged there.


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