Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Great Resource!

Well looky what I found - a website that lists dozens of great southern writing resources. It includes lists for organizations, publishers, magazines, author's sites, and events. So click on the link, and stay awhile!


Sunday, November 13, 2011

It's Picture Book Month!

Set down your kindle.
Power down the nook.
Head to your shelves,
pick out a picture book.

Admire the artwork,
finger the pages,
remember that books
last through the ages.

Did you know that, starting this year, November is Picture Book month? Well now you do - no excuses, turn off the e-readers and listen up! According to the events founders, "in this digital age where people are predicting the coming death of print books, picture books (the print kind) need love. And the world needs picture books. There’s nothing like the physical page turn of a beautifully crafted picture book." In the words of Smokey Robinson, I second that emotion!

For more information, including a list of ways to celebrate, click here: http://picturebookmonth.com/

Monday, November 7, 2011

The Library Lesson

My short story, The Library Lesson, was selected to be posted on Knowonder, a children's website today - I'm so, so thrilled. It's a bit longer than what I usually write, but they liked it! Yay!! Knowonder is a free website that posts a new children's story every day of every month. I share them with Allison, partly to encourage her reading and partly to hear her ask for the "pooter" (he, he - I love how she says computer). And if I get enough comments, I'll win this month's People's Choice award. If you are so inclined, please click on the link and leave a little message. Thank you!! Here is a link to the story: http://www.knowonder.com/category/knowonder-stories

Thursday, July 7, 2011

In a Jar beneath My Bed

Hello. I'm six. My name is Ted.
I have a jar beneath my bed.

The thing inside is really bad.
It misbehaved. It made me mad.

It has no hair and tiny hands.
It likes to bang on pots and pans.

It smiles a lot. It drools a little.
It's not allowed to eat peanut brittle.

It has two eyes but just one tooth.
It burps up spit. It's real uncouth.

It smells quite bad. It rarely sleeps.
It can't walk; it mostly creeps.

It did NOT go in easy. It put up a fight.
I had to shove with all my might.

Now don't you go telling mother.
She's actually likes my baby brother!

-Catherine Bailey

Bianca Swigger

I am happy (ecstatic, actually) to announce that one of my little poems has been featured in the July 2011 issue of Underneath the Juniper Tree.

Underneath the Juniper Tree produces a blog and digital magazine chock full of dark and delicious children's literature. Think shadowy forests and nibbly ghosts, NOT fluffy bunnies and rainbows. These people eat fluffy bunnies and rainbows for breakfast. For more, take a look at underneaththejunipertree.blogspot.com. To link to my poem directly, click here: http://www.scribd.com/doc/59100985/July-Issue