I started this series of novellas, titled The Aso-Ebi Chronicles last year. First, was Bewaji and her aso-ebi was Ankara. The 2nd novella, which I just published, is titled Wura’s Woodin Adventures. From the title, I am sure you can guess … Continue reading →
Three Mangoes was the third short story I published on Smashwords. It’s been out as an e-book since 2012, but I decided it was time to share it in chunks here. Enjoy and do leave a comment. Mama Risikat set … Continue reading →
Sister Dupe had seen Brother James many times in church. That was not a problem. Brother James, however, had a certain fondness for very long neck ties. That was a problem for Sister Dupe, who could not stand this brother’s … Continue reading →
The words they wrote to each other bound them together more tightly than ever before. These letters bridged the physical distance between these two people and without realizing it, each fell deeper and deeper in love with the other. Remi … Continue reading →
The answer is Yes. When I picked up my pen and started writing again last year, my intention was to write strictly mystery. But as I kept writing, I found romance creeping into my stories. It wasn’t intentional, but it … Continue reading →
I came across Dorothy Sayers‘ books sometime last year, and she is a great mystery writer. But, what initially caught my eye was not her writing, but the book covers for her ‘Lord Peter Wimsey’ series. One look at … Continue reading →
Jimi twirled the pen in his hand, gazing intently at the woman in front of him. “Sade, how long have we known each other?” he asked suddenly. “One year,” she answered hesitantly. “And how long have we been dating?” “Six … 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 →
“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 →
Komole is a Yoruba term, which literally means “bend down low.” It is the name given to a dance move that is popular in Nigeria where a person (usually a woman) progressively drops, while dancing until she is crouching low in … 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.