Words Have Wings

Critiques Fill the Silence

        The silence is deafening when you are waiting to hear about a manuscript you have submitted. Not hearing anything is the worse than the rejection. I found that critiques fill the silence.   Frustrated, yet determined, I continued to send my manuscripts out to agents and publishers. I was not about to give up on … Read more

Everyone’s Got a Story So Here is Mine

publishing story Childrens books

As you may know by now I have written a children’s picture book, Gertie Saves the Day.  Maybe some of you have written a picture book or maybe you are curious about the process of getting your book published. Everyone’s got a story so here’s mine. How it all started… I wrote a children’s story. … Read more

My Favorite Children’s Books

Growing up I remember having a bookshelf of children’s books. At first it was sparse with only a few books, but as I grew so did my little library. Here are a few of my favorite children’s books. The Tub People by Pam Conrad The Tub People are 7 wooden toys that line up in … Read more

Giant Crisp Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate chip cookie recipe

Growing up I spent many hours baking with my grandparents. The best part was baking Giant Crisp Chocolate Chip Cookies with my Grandma. My grandfather owned a bakery and his specialty was making fruit pies. His pies were delicious, and on Sunday mornings there was a line around the block with people ready to buy … Read more

Welcome (my first blog post!)


I am happy that you have found your way to my website! Welcome to my first blog post! This blog was created to: My name is Karen and I am a teacher writer and children’s book author. Here are a few things about me. Now comes the easy part. To celebrate the launch of this … Read more