PIA AND PETER POCUS AND THEIR MAGIC WISHES MANUSCRIPT

Pia and Peter Pocus, a manuscript by Elizabeth B Martin

Pia and Peter Pocus, a manuscript by Elizabeth B Martin

My PIA AND PETER POCUS manuscript is now available on my site. It was meant to be a Harry Potter primer picture book and net me millions. That didn’t quite happen but it is still fun with all sorts of sugary and candy spells. You can view the entire book in my gallery.

Also check out Bully Buster and all sorts of new characters in my Color and Write series. They are all free downloadable.

THE SUPER SONIC SUNNY SUB SHAPED AFTER THE MOLA-MOLA

The Super Sonic Sunny Sub, by Elizabeth B Martin

The Super Sonic Sunny Sub, by Elizabeth B Martin

Many of the books I have written have to do with the oceans. The oceans cover three quarters of the earth and are in danger. Considering we get our oxygen from the oceans, this isn’t promising for our future.

I would love to have succeeded in writing a series of children’s book adventures in the ocean. It is important that we trigger children’s imagination and interest. They are the scientists of the future.

So far, I have had lots of fun trying, but nothing has been quite right. Writing children’s books is not for the faint of heart!

The Mola-Mola, or Sunfish

The Mola-Mola, or Sunfish

I am fascinated by the Mola-Mola, so in one of my efforts I incorporated its shape into the design of my Super Sonic Sunny Sub. This fish is a remarkable animal. When it hatches, a Mola-Mola is the size of a pinhead but will grow to be the heaviest bony fish in the ocean. This amazing fish is fascinating and definitely quite endangered. I thought it should get some attention.

I find the Mola-Mola has a friendly round shape perfect for a Super Sonic Sunny Sub for young children. See what you think and please check out some of my other water adventures in my gallery.

IT ISN'T EASY TO FIND A FRIEND WHO LIKES BUGS!

Jasmine, Illustration by Elizabeth B Martin

Jasmine, Illustration by Elizabeth B Martin

In this book, Jasmine and her imaginary cat Boo have just moved. She is about to go to a new school and she is trying to make friends. Ideally, she would like a friend who shares her interest in bugs and would like to look at her bug books.

The interesting fact I learnt after completing the whole book—illustrations and all, is that by the time children go to school they no longer have imaginary friends.

There are a million rules for writing picture books that make getting published unlikely. I became aware of them one at a time and after the fact. I am definitely fully grown but still think an imaginary friend could come in handy.

Please check out my picture books for FREE on my Gallery page.

INKED VOICES–AN ONLINE WRITING CRITIQUE WEBSITE

 
Brooke McIntyre

Brooke McIntyre

If you are looking for the best online critique group—look no further! Inked Voices is the brainchild of Brooke McIntyre who is also a writer.

I have been a member of Inked Voices for a few years and am part of two groups. I am always astonished at how well the members in my groups write and how helpful their critiques are. Posting writing for a critique can be intimidating but not if at Inked Voices. It is private, friendly and one feels part of a community. The groups cover every type of writing. If you don’t see what you want, you can form your own group. This is a fabulous way to get back to writing while continuing with your busy life.

On Inked Voices, people will get personal help matching with a group (Brooke just created a page about this: https://www.inkedvoices.com/matching-with-a-writing-group/) People can create a group with their friends and keep it private, or get help recruiting like-minded writers. As members, they can join/start one or more groups. Lectures on craft are also included with people’s membership.

DEB LUND

Deb Lund

Deb Lund

Deb is not only a wonderful writer, she is also a terrific editor and teacher. She once helped me with a manuscript and it became unrecognizably better.

As Deb has a wonderfully warm personality, I am not surprised she's a popular presenter at schools, bookstores, libraries, and conferences. She is presently working on an upper middle-grade novel, an adult novel, and a book on teaching writing.

Deb is a creativity coach, writing teacher, and continuing education instructor for writing teachers at www.hol.edu. She's been a classroom and music teacher, a librarian, a school founding director. If you have the good fortune to work with her, you will find out she's generous and passionate about supporting writers, education, and the arts. Read an interview with Deb Lund I published here.