Winds blow back the rust-orange cape and make her braids take flight as Captain Harlem crosses the the street. The Captain's colorful, printed poncho bellows around her making her look larger than life, her true size. Poised and attentive, she guides her baby carriage through the intersection, the same way she guides the good people. … Continue reading Captain Harlem
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An opportunity to take a picture with an icon, but that little boy would rather be anywhere else. On the corner of famous Fifth Ave. all the eager tourists break their necks to capture the tower. But not this kid. “Smile!” encourages Mom. He throws a glare away from her, fists jammed in his pockets, … Continue reading The Empire Tight Building
As if cut from a glowing golden cloth, The full moon, a circle sitting on the east horizon. My bus flies north on the highway and the moon follows like a curious dolphin, dipping behind dark waves of distant buildings amongst the silky cityscape. A levitating light bulb. Its warm, large glow reminds the city … Continue reading Levitating Light Bulb
The Editor and I sit across from the VP in her sunny office. I smooth out my skirt, cross my legs, and place my notebook on my lap. I definitely look the part of Editor-in-the-making. A quick glance. The Editor has crossed her legs too. This is how a good editor sits I think to … Continue reading Weekly Meeting Notes
On Saturday February 13th I braved frigid temperatures and biting winds as I ventured to the Grand Hyatt Hotel. There I joined 1,150 aspiring writers, illustrators, and publishing professionals at the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators’ 17th Annual Winter Conference. Once settled inside the ballroom lecture hall, we were introduced to our enthusiastic … Continue reading Warm Words
(Episode 10) In this epic conclusion to the series, Swift and Fierce must save humanity from Mr. Metal's diabolical plan to end everything awesome! With the help of Matthew Metal, our ninja heroes will take on a Time Sceptre-wielding Tundra, the evil Mr. Metal, and hundreds of henchman in a dramatic showdown!