Children's Books, KidLit, Raspberry Reads, Uncategorized, Writers and Authors, Young Writers

Raspberry Reads Akea: The Power of Destiny

Anyone who's read Raspberry Sassafras: I Am A Cow knows that Raspberry has a soft spot for canines. So naturally, she's excited about adding Akea: The Power of Destiny by Elizabeth Jade to her reading list. Akea is a Siberian Husky who was born into a family of sled dogs and a life which should have… Continue reading Raspberry Reads Akea: The Power of Destiny

Children's Books, Creative Writing, KidLit, Storytellers, Uncategorized, Young Writers

Storytellers: Fly Story

I am so happy and thrilled to have the first submission to Storytellers to share with you. Fly Story comes from Tom who is seven years old and lives in Australia. I love his story and I think you will, too. Please use the Like button and comments section to let our first storyteller know… Continue reading Storytellers: Fly Story

Children's Books, KidLit, Raspberry Reads, Storytellers, Uncategorized, Writers and Authors, Young Writers

If At First You Don’t Succeed And So Forth …

A couple of weeks ago I had one of my brilliant ideas when trying to think of ways to liven up my website.  The site is centered around a series of children's books I'm writing, so really the only time anything would change would be when a new book was released. Not the most dynamic… Continue reading If At First You Don’t Succeed And So Forth …

Children's Books, Creative Writing, KidLit, Uncategorized, Writers and Authors, Young Writers

Where Are My Young Writers?

I wrote my first "book" in the second grade. It was a stack of stapled-together sheets of construction paper filled with a handwritten story called Life With Sam, The Great Ape. My best friend and I were obsessed with all things primate and each dreamed of being the next Jane Goodall. Just about everything we… Continue reading Where Are My Young Writers?

Children's Books, Creative Writing, Uncategorized, Writers and Authors, Young Writers

Better Writer Than Illustrator

Great news! The final (I hope) draft of the fourth book in the Raspberry Sassafras series is complete! But as the hardest part of getting old is losing the ability to put on your underwear without falling over, for me the hardest part of writing is the illustrations. The reality is, at best, I'm a… Continue reading Better Writer Than Illustrator

Children's Books, Creative Writing, Writers and Authors, Young Writers

Storytellers Needed

Do you know a writer of stories? A teller of tales? Raspberry Sassafras will be featuring the stories and poetry of writers from pre-school through high school, in a new feature called Storytellers and we're looking for submissions. I've always loved writing and am lucky enough to have a family who encouraged me. Operating under… Continue reading Storytellers Needed