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Writing happens anytime and anywhere. Even at a Pittsburgh Steelers football game by my adorable granddaughter, Brylee.

That's one of my favorite things about writing --inspiration can come from daily life or oddball experiences. And you can never guess where you'll be when an idea strikes. 

Nine times out of ten I say something to my grandchildren and as soon as it comes out of my mouth I can hear the potential picture book it can become.

"You have rocks in your ruffles," or "You can't have donuts for dinner" are two examples of these silly sentences turned into potential book titles.

And the questions they have are even better. Why does that tree look like a butt? Do hippos have hair? Do toads have toes? Can giraffe chew gum? Tippy Toad's Toes, Brody & Brylee's Butt Tree, and Harry Hippo's Hair are a few  of the latest picture books in the works to address these ever inquisitive little humans. (Or hoomans, as my sweet grandson Silas likes to say.)

I am also working on a few commercial fiction novels for readers that prefer text with no pictures. Once I figure out if the plots blend as smoothly as they do in my imagination, I can finally get them closer to submission and publication.

Focusing on one manuscript at a time is definitely not one of my strengths. But I consistently have a good time in all of my confusion. 

Twitter and Instagram - @keenewriter

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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