Happy New Month! Here is Part 6 of the With Love From Asaba series. Part 7 will be up tomorrow. Thanks for following! * * * * * As they drove, there was a beep from Richard’s phone, … Continue reading →
Thank God it’s F-r-i-d-a-y! Le Weekend is here … Whoop Whoop! But before I bounce off, let me share Part 3 of With Love From Asaba with you. Have a great weekend! * * * * * In less … Continue reading →
If you missed the first three parts, you might want to start from Part 1. Here’s a direct link to the entire series: Shine Your Eye But if you’ve been following regularly, thanks for the support … … Continue reading →
When you think of pets, conventional names come to mind: dogs, cats, goldfish, etc. But, people have pet goats too. Yes, goats, those hairy, bleating, delicious animals that I find so fascinating. I have never had to babysit anyone’s … Continue reading →
Growing up in Nigeria, it was common to hear food that had pepper in it described as being “pepperish.” So, I am used to that word: pepperish. But, I do believe the correct word is peppery. Today, however, I don’t particularly … Continue reading →
I saw this video months ago through AfriNolly. It was one of the entries for their short film competition. Although this video did not win, I still found it hilarious, and decided to share. I pray none of you experiences … Continue reading →
“Where are they?” Mama Rita grumbled, casting a suspicious glance at her husband. For all she knew, he could be sitting on them. He sat in an easy chair, reading a newspaper, ignoring her completely. He did not look up … Continue reading →
There are some things that never leave your mind. I remember going to the Notice Board in school – secondary school – week after week to check out the new “quote” for the week. This one, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, made a lasting impression as I can still remember it more than a decade later. That is probably because it is even truer now than it was back then. If that is even possible. Continue reading →
Welcome to Design of the Picture Book! I'm Carter Higgins, and I'm a writer and librarian for kids. I spent a spectacular stint as the Children's Book Editor at <a href="http://www.designmom.com/">Design Mom</a> which I loved! You can find my column <a href="http://www.designmom.com/category/childrens-lit/">here</a>.<br /> I'm a K-6 librarian, a former-ish graphic designer, an SCBWI member, and a huge fan of words and pictures.<br /> Represented by <a href="http://www.rpcontent.com/">Rubin Pfeffer of Rubin Pfeffer Content, LLC</a>.
There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and will be lost - Martha Graham.