My book Verity is now published on lulu.com, and it s listed as number one in its category (romance novels)! This is so exciting! I can’t wait to have a… Read more »
When I was a young girl I took piano lessons. I really liked the piano until I was assigned “The Blue Danube.” By that time, I was sight-reading popular music and… Read more »
The following is my attempt at a nonet, a new poetic form I encountered in Writer’s Digest. A nonet begins with nine syllables on the first line, and concludes with… Read more »
Join celebrated North Shore children’s author Marian Keen at Tres Bon Beauty Salon 13-728 West 14th Street North Vancouver Saturday November 5th, 7:00-9:00 pm. Marian will be signing copies of Lexi… Read more »
Children usually reflect parental attitudes. Anxiety or enthusiasm is equally infectious. A new situation is best met with preparation so devote some of the last days of summer vacation to the requirements for school.
Write a children’s story if you have the imagination, but submit it only if you have courage and tenacity. The children’s book market is so competitive today that if you investigate the situation you can’t help but be intimidated.
Historical characters are easier to relate to if they are introduced in a story form. A teacher commented that my story of Lexi (the cat narrator) and Hippocrates was an… Read more »
From the moment I embraced the skill of talking I became a teacher. My first pupils were ideal. Because they were dolls, they didn’t fidget or squirm, chew gum, throw spitballs or talk back.
I express my internal quirks of personality by writing stories for children.
My first published book “Lexi and Hippocrates Find Trouble at the Olympics” is available online from Amazon.com.