As a mother, Cub Scout leader and member of a local police service, I like writing children’s stories that entertain as well as teach. I’m also a volunteer with a non-profit reading program for children in low-income areas that promotes literacy and a love for reading.
I like humorous stories that venture into the absurd. Some of my favourites are:
Children make terrible pets
This moose is mine
Beware of the storybook wolves
I’m not fond of religious themed books or stories that are of a serious nature.
Jordy loves spending time with his grandma, but he’s most interested in the secret she’s keeping. He knows this sweet old lady is actually a super hero in disguise! After you hear the proof he has gathered, you’ll be convinced she has super powers too.
My name is Jordy and my Nana Ruth is awesome. We do lots of things together, like ride bikes, fish, read stories and watch movies. She even plays video games.
But Nana has a secret.
She thinks no one know, but I figured it out.
She looks like a regular, sweet old lady, but she’s actually
A super hero!
i,m not talking about the regular kind of hero all grandmas are. You know, who can make a whole dinner using only a can of tuna, a bag of pasta, a can of soup and an onion. She’s a real super hero, like superman!
Yep, Nana has everything: x-ray vision, super speed and super strength.
She has the perfect disguise too. Just looking at her, no one would ever guess she has super powers.
You don’t believe me? I can prove it.
Once when Nana was babysitting me, I was supposed to brush my teeth before bed, only I didn’t.
Nana knew straight away though, because of her x-ray vision!
You still don’t believe me? Okay, how about this? 177
One day, the neighbour’s cat, Jaipur, got stuck in a tree. The fire department came but they couldn’t reach her.
What did Nana do? She pretended to make herself a snack. Then she used her super speed to race up that tree. She was so fast, all anyone saw was Jasper safe on the ground. (Illustration: grandma plugs in an electric can opener outside to lure Jasper out of the tree)
You need more proof?
Last month, the Shop ‘N Save was robbed. That’s where Nana gets her groceries.
The police chased after the crooks
And found them knocked out cold!
Nana told the officers she dropped her oranges and the robbers slipped and fell. The police believed her all right, but I know Nana used her super strength on them, just like superman!
I have an (unpublished) series about a boy and his best friend, a mild-mannered vegetarian T-Rex. All of the stories have central themes of friendship and ‘don’t judge a book by its cover’ as Wyatt and Terrence visit Paris, find the perfect pet, have a frightful backyard sleep over, try to trick the tooth fairy or figure out who stole Mrs. Kavanagh’s ring!
Here are some best practices for reaching out to a potential CP:
- Include the link to your own CP Match profile! You can find it on your Dashboard. Don't have one yet? What are you waiting for? Anyone with a WriteOnCon.org account can make one!
- Introduce yourself a little, and say what appealed to you about their listing.
- Respect what's listed here in their profile. They took the time to fill it out, and they've included this information for a reason. Don't send a message about a book they specifically say is a Hard No, for example.
- Offer to swap a small sample of your works, so you can see if you're really compatible. First chapters are a good starting place.
- If one party no longer wants to continue the interaction, it's nobody's fault. Sometimes finding the right CP takes time.
Happy writing and CPing!