Saturday, November 20, 2010


For someone who can't carry a tune in the proverbial bucket, I love music! My newest addiction is the television show GLEE. Since I spend most of my time writing for teenagers, I justify this addiction as research.

My favorite episode happened last week with Gwyneth Paltrow playing a substitute teacher. I've watched two of the videos over and over on YouTube. It's impossible not to sing along to these tunes:

Umbrella/Singing in the Rain

Forget You

What do you think? Are you a GLEEK too?

Saturday, November 6, 2010

A Turkey at the White House

Just in time for Thanksgiving, my critique partner Jeannine Norris, has an article in the November issue of Highlights for Children.

"A Turkey at the White House," describes how each year the President pardons a turkey in an official ceremony. Jeannine writes, "The pardoning of the turkey dates all the way back to President Lincoln."

Check out the article to discover the rest of the story and to see President Obama pardon a 45-pound turkey named Courage.