ALA 2013 Chicago
I love reading!
Me with Amanda Flower, an Agatha Nominee. Note Dead Fred, who travels everywhere with Amanda. Go to her website to learn more. (I love Dead Fred!)
What a treat this was! Author Tim Shoemaker signing his new book, Back Before Dark!
Full Circle! Me with Patricia MacLachlan at ALA, 2013. Hearing her speak more than 20 years ago led me to write and edit for children. Milestone moment!
Children's books have an extended life. You read them as a child, then again as a parent, and again as a grandparent.
I love DIY! #craftygirl #craftymama #handywomanchronicles
I love quotes! Music makes the people come together. -Madonna
I love music! I play piano, guitar, flute, and violin. #karaokeanyone?
I love reading! I was reading at age 3. (I begged my mom to teach me!)
Author ~ Award-Winning Editor ~ Reviewer ~ Consultant ~ Speaker
After nearly thirty years in different areas of publishing, I have found those working in children's publishing share a camaraderie. We understand that writing, editing, and reviewing books for children comes with added responsibility. Our words affect the lives of young readers.
ChildressInk.com began as an author page and book review site, where I could share great books that couldn't fit in my Girls' Life column. ChildressInk continues to evolve and has become a resource for writers, educators, librarians, and opportunities for young authors, including internships
I am a lover of books, especially children's books. My writing, editing, and work in publishing have grown and evolved. My writing has always been a ministry for me, but after working as middle-grade acquisitions editor for Zondervan, a division of HarperCollins Christian Publishing, I have been humbled and blessed to have been a part of books that I know will powerfully impact young readers and the adults in their lives.
Childress Ink consists of a team of authors, editors, and other publishing professionals, whom I have been blessed to work with and come to know over the years.
As writers, we're all a team. I passionately feel writers must help other writers, and I love sharing books and the publishing industry with the world. I speak at schools and libraries on a variety of publishing-related topics, and I love talking books! Please contact me for a school or library visit anytime, and thanks for visiting!
I love my Job! #booklover
Reviews of children's books for all ages.
Most of all, I love my God & Family! #faithworks
I love libraries! I rode my bike to the library almost every day! #loveyourlibrary
I love gardening! #greenthumb
I love humor! My dad is a natural comedian #MurphysLaw
I love eating clean and green! #healthyliving
Me as Ms. Frizzle at Kids' Ink Children's Bookstore. Everyone thought this was my real hair! (FYI -- it's a wig!)