Wednesday, July 14, 2021

5 Top Literary Agents for New Authors


New Authors Looking for a Literary Agent should check out these agents:

1)      Bill Clegg (The Clegg Agency) Here’s his submission page with all the info you need:


2)      Juliet Mushens (Caskie Mushens)


3)      Lisa Grubka (Fletcher & Company)


4)      Stephanie Delman (Sanford J. Greenburger Associates)


5)      Henry Dunow (Dunow, Carlson & Lerner)



Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Makeup for Mature Women - Age Minimizing Lotion

Before      And   After   

We all want to look and feel our best but sometimes we have to make a little effort and other times we have  to make a  lot of effort. 

After being at home for the last year and a half, it's taking  me a little longer to get back into the swing of things, especially with makeup.

That's why I thought I'd share a  few things I'm learning on this journey into my mature years. :D I hope you find some of this info helpful. And, if you watch the video below, please  let  me know what you think and if there's something you'd like me to try just leave a comment. Thanks for spending a  little time with me.  

Saturday, July 10, 2021

Quick Crafting Project You Can Do With Your Kids or Grandkids - Coin Purse

Here's a Super Simple Craft you could do in an hour with your kids and give the little wallets-coin purses as gifts. If  you choose fun fabrics, you could make seasonal wallets that you wouldn't worry about spending a fortune on. 

These little wallets have three pockets. And they are big enough to hold business cards, credit cards, coins and cash. Plus, you could adjust the pattern and  make it bigger if this size isn't perfect for your purse. 

If you'd like to see how simple this is, must click on the video below. And, if you make one/some, let me know what you think. I'd love to hear what  you thought of this super simple pattern.

Thursday, July 8, 2021

IT'S OVER - Now What? 15 TIPS For What You Do When the Writing and Illus...

If you're curious what you should do after attending a writing/illustrating conference, check out my short video below for 15 Tips to help you on your path to publication.

Thursday, June 24, 2021

Thought for Thursday - Word Snobs


I was talking with my kids the other day and we were discussing words and how much they matter. 

You can soothe a person's feelings with a kind word spoken at the right moment. Or  you can destroy a relationship by slinging words  like weapons.

Overall, we can use one word to put a different slant on a perspective, much like colors you might use in art, words paint pictures. 

I was saying to my husband this morning that the "intricacies" of....

and he said, "why don't you just say the "details" of  ...

I tried to explain by saying "details" is a blunt word that doesn't describe the little nuances of what I was trying to explain.

He said, " you really sound like a word snob."

It's important to know my husband speaks multiple languages, while I only speak one. So maybe that's the reason I use more descriptive words when I'm speaking English. Plus, I want to paint my pictures with words...not to say I wouldn't want to paint a picture with colors if I was talented enough to do it effectively. 

Anyway, what do you think? Is it being a  word snob to use a more descriptive word or is it something else entirely?

I'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments below.

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Writerly Wednesday - 5 top Literary Agents Looking for Writers and Illustrators

These are some of the top literary agents in the industry. Not all are accepting submissions at the moment, however, it is always a good idea to familiarize yourself with the names, agencies and requirements of submission so that in the future you are prepared to submit to them.

1)    Holly McGhee (Pippin Properties):

Holly requires an exclusive submission – check out her details here:

Query to:

2)    Stephen Barbara (Inkwell Management)

Stephen is always drawn to compelling stories that marry quality writing to bold, imaginative concepts.

Put the name of the agent you are submitting to in the subject line of your query

No attachments: In the email, include a query letter and a short writing sample (1-2 chapters).

Illustrator include a query letter and a link to your portfolio. Please note that InkWell only accepts queries for books.

 Query to: submissions [at] inkwellmanagement [dot] com

 3)    Rosemary Stimola (Stimola Literary Studio)

DO NOT QUERY THIS AGENT AT THIS TIME: Rosemary is not currently accepting unsolicited submissions.

 4)    Emily van Beek (Folio Literary Management)

Accepts: YA, middle grade, and picture books must be author/illustrator

Send Query to: email to Emily @ foliolitmanagement . com

In the body of the email send query and 10 pages

5)    Laura Rennert (Andrea Brown Literary Agency)

 Laura takes a wide variety of literature. She accepts picture books to young adult. On the adult side, literary-commercial fiction, thrillers, horror, sci-fi/fantasy, speculative fiction, and some historical fiction. She loves literary voice and commercial conception.

 Query via form:

Monday, June 21, 2021

Flosstube Episode #8 - My 3-Spiders Design and other Fall Patterns

Things are starting to get back to normal - Let's all HANG IN THERE!

If you'd like to join me and my sis on our crafting journey, just click on the video below.