A little Round-tailed Ground Squirrel enjoys a snack.

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All children love squirrels and it’s no wonder. They are active and cute and fun to watch.


A Wild Burro in the Arizona desert keep its eye on me. Children love burros, and so do I.


Reading books for children

I am going to start going to the library at least once a week, sit and read the newest children’s books, check out a few, and immerse myself again in this endeavor. Everyday I am going to write something – a poem, outline a new book, and write. It’s easy to put off, but important to do.

The Cricket Group

Here is the link for submissions to the Cricket Group of magazines. This is the only place they accept submissions.


On Writing


In 2015, due to my husband’s health, I had to give up writing for almost two years to care for him. He is doing well and now I’m able to return to my writing, which I have greatly missed. So when an author’s copy of a magazine arrived today, I’m taking it as a good sign.

Evelyn Christensen Market Tidbits

This wonderful woman gives writers the best information for free. I highly recommend all her information. Here are her November, 2016 tidbits.


Markets that are closed

Many print and online magazines have closed. This is not good news for us writers, but important to know.

Here is Evelyn Christensen’s list of closed markets: