When I first started writing, I naïvely thought that once the manuscript had been accepted for publication, the hard work was done. Now that my middle-grade fantasy, The Gatekeeper’s Daughter, has found a place at Chicken Scratch Books, I’m learning that the hard work is just beginning. My editor’s letter set out the changes that…… Continue reading The Gatekeeper’s Daughter: in revision
Strawberry Tea, a picture book about sharing, available now for a limited time for the back to school special price of $15 plus $5 shipping. Comment below to reserve your copy!
There is a shift in the air. The breeze is fresher now and the leaves are starting to show some colour. Fall is coming, at least here in Northern Ontario, and thoughts are starting to turn back to school. With many families choosing to homeschool, I wanted to offer you a special discount for language…… Continue reading Back to homeschool special
Today is an exciting day for Letters in the Woods! The shortlist for the Word Awards was announced and Letters in the Woods, illustrated by Sara Thompson, was chosen as a finalist in the children’s fiction/non-fiction category. The Word Awards is a national award hosted by The Word Guild to recognize excellence in Christian writing.…… Continue reading Letters in the Woods is a finalist in the Word Awards
Finding good stories with traditional values can be difficult in today’s woke culture. Chicken Scratch Books fills that need with quality middle grade books that uphold the values families are striving to pass on to their children. With each book, Chicken Scratch Books also offers two novel studies to enhance the child’s literature and reading…… Continue reading Look for the chicken for good kidlit
Do you have a desire to write a book but don’t know where to start? Do you have a great idea burning in your soul, keeping you up at night but you have no idea how to get it written? If so, know that you are not alone. I have written four novels for young…… Continue reading New writers’ workshop
I first discovered Anne Eliza Sey on an Instagram live with author Candice Pedraza Yamnitz who spoke to Anne about her work in connecting families with libraries. Too often, parents become discouraged when trying to find wholesome books with traditional values for their children in our public library system. Parents can become convinced that those…… Continue reading Reuniting families and libraries: an interview with Anne Eliza Sey
I am celebrating the first day of summer with the release of the cover for my newest picture book Strawberry Tea! Featuring illustrations by Northern Ontario artist Sara Thompson, this story filled with whimsical forest creatures explores the value of sharing in building friendship.
As a homeschooler, my greatest challenge was also my greatest joy: spending all day, everyday, with my kids. I loved learning with them, seeing their faces light up when they mastered something and finding ways to tailor the learning to their strengths. But it wasn’t all fingerpaint and field trips. It was also finding ways…… Continue reading Kidlit resources for homeschoolers
Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com Spring has arrived as it does every year and the change of season is cause to celebrate. As I walked around town recently with my daughter and four-year-old granddaughter, (who stopped for a good splash in every puddle), we commented on the new murals painted in store windows. People seemed…… Continue reading A Season of Rejuvenation