I have been away from my blog for a very, very long time, but I have had some guest posts on other blogs. Here are some links:
A Sock Thief in the Making, posted on Latinos in KidLit, in February 2015
Brazilian Picture Books: My Childhood, posted on the Albert Whitman Blog, in April 2015
Seven Reasons I Love Brazil, posted on the Albert Whitman Blog, in September 2015
However, the reason I am back is a pretty selfish one. Susanna Leonard Hill has a fun Halloween Contest going on RIGHT NOW (find out more on her blog). And it just so happens that her contest was the challenge I was looking for to improve my one and only Halloween story. So, I got to work, reduced my manuscript to only 99 words, and am posting it below. Fingers crossed for THE MONSTERS OF MERRY ST.
Thank you to everyone who checked out the blog, read the story, and left encouraging comments. I removed the story to edit it, possibly ADDING a few words. Seriously, how often does a picture book writer get a chance to do that!?
Have a great day!