I shared “Shine Your Eye” as a five-part series on this blog, but I wrote it originally as a short story. You can read all five parts here. But sometimes, you want to read a story at one go, … Continue reading →
Happy New Month! March is here at last. I pray this month is full of wonderful surprises for you in Jesus name. I hope you said Amen. To kick things off, here’s a new story I just published on Smashwords. … Continue reading →
Yes, it’s true. 1, 2, 3 Disappear is the name of my first published short story this year. Never mind that I actually wrote it last year. What matters is that it is now available on … you guessed it … Continue reading →
“You can play it on the piano then.” He did not say this like he was urging me. It was more like a command that he expected me to obey. Motioning for me to follow him, he led the way … Continue reading →
Mama had not yet returned from work, and I had already been to Mama Peju’s shop. She did not have the house keys. That meant that I would have to wait outside the door until Mama came back. Today, that … Continue reading →
The Piano Book is my first published short story. I first published this story in 2012 on Smashwords. I received encouraging feedback and recently realized that I had never shared it here, on my blog. I believe you guys should … Continue reading →
Have you ever wondered what happens after someone buys a food item, just before they consume it? I do. In fact, I thought about this, and some of my thoughts formed the basis for this e-book. I know you’re probably … Continue reading →
Whoa! Can you believe we are in the last three months of the year? This year has been zooming fast sha. Chai! Thank you to everyone who has supported me so far with comments on this blog and offline. I … Continue reading →
I know it has been a while since I last updated, but it was all for a good cause. I just published my first e-book: a short story called “The Piano Book.” The best part is that it is FREE, and it is available on Smashwords.
Since it is an e-book, you can also download it and read it on your Amazon Kindle, Barnes and Noble Nook, iPad, iPhone, Blackberry, and all those other neat gadgets that make the world go round 🙂 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.