Hello Friends! Yup, you guessed it, another poetry contest! But this time I get to use a bit more adult humor as this one isn’t strictly for children’s writers. It’s a contest hosted by a website called, an awesome online rhyme dictionary (A.k.a. my bible!). The challenge: write a short poem with the theme:… Read more »

My #50PreciousWords Writing Contest entry!

Guess what?! Yup! Yet another writing contest! This time it is Vivian Kirkfield’s #50PreciousWords Contest! (I know, you’re thinking — really, Rebecca? AGAIN with the contests?) Sorry, guys, can’t help it. I can’t resist a challenge — and this one is a doozy! (By the way, don’t you just love the word “doozy”- oh, and… Read more »

Missing My Friends….

Hey Everyone, Man, the whole pandemic thing is starting to get OLD, am I right? I just realized tomorrow is Groundhog Day, which I think is kinda funny because hasn’t it been Groundhog Day for the last 11 months? And here I sit, stuck inside with 2.5 feet of snow on the ground (and more… Read more »

My 2020 Susanna Hill Holiday Contest Entry!

Hello Everyone! As many of you know by now, I love writing contests! Prompts and deadlines are my JAM! (Otherwise, I seriously could tinker on my poems and stories FOREVER!). This entry is for Susanna Hill’s 10th Annual Holiday Contest for Children’s Writers. The prompt/rules: “Write a children’s holiday story (for children ages 12 and… Read more »

My Halloweensie Writing Contest Entry!

Hello Everyone! Oh, how I love writing contests! There’s nothing like a hard deadline and “rules” to kick my creativity into high gear! Seriously, it’s like a crazy creative crossword puzzle and it is SO MUCH FUN! This entry is for author Susanna Hill’s amazing “10th Annual Halloweensie Writing Contest.” The Rules: Write a Halloween… Read more »

My First Picture Book – Coming Soon!

I’m thrilled to announce that I’ve signed the contract for my debut picture book, BRAINSTORM, scheduled to be published in the Summer of 2022 by Sleeping Bear Press! Your thinking is cloudy —gloomy and gray. But wait! A BRAINSTORM is headed your way. What begins as the tiniest drop of a thought — kerplink! —… Read more »