Sunday, January 28, 2007

Tennis anyone?

Numbered 81st in the world, Serena Williams used her power, skill, and mostly, determination, to best the number 1 player at the Australian Open this weekend. Williams' commitment to her game is inspiring—I think that same drive is necessary in facing the publishing world. Game, Match, WIN!

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Ready to submit?

If you're ready to submit your manuscript to an agent, take a look at this link:

Laughs courtesy of Miss Snark!

Sunday, January 21, 2007

Jen Singer at

Stop by and have a laugh at Jen Singer's site. Her video momma-logues are hilarious plus there's lots of other informative and funny features. Jen has written for all the top parenting and women's magazines and her book, 14 HOURS 'TIL BEDTIME, will keep you laughing.
Happy 4th Birthday,!

Monday, January 15, 2007

Spelling and Martin Luther King

My kids may know more about Dr. King than I do, thanks to books, school assemblies and studying that part of history, which we didn't when I was in elementary school. Today, we read several picture books on Dr. King and "boycott" was on my daughter's spelling test last week. Proud to say she got it right, but more proud that she understands what it means in connection with Martin Luther King.

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Book thoughts

I heard an editor speak last night and mention what she looks for in a book: When you get to the last page, you want to read it all over again. Hmmm, hope I'm writing one of those.

Friday, January 05, 2007

Sharing words with you

I've got a short essay published at
You can read it at:

Scroll through the Formento Words in Print link to see more of my magazine work posted.

Happy Friday!

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Alright is All Wrong

Working on one of my manuscripts, I had a variety of opinions from my critique group on a character's response of 'alright.'
Seems my alright is all wrong. All right, enough, enough.

Check out the following link for more common spelling errors.