How the Finch Got His Colors

How the Finch Got His Colors

I began my journey toward publication in April of 2016. I was teaching first grade at the time and was in the beginning stages of planning out a unit on folktales. As I researched titles to use in the classroom (that aligned with the Common Core standards), I noticed...
Writing as Therapy

Writing as Therapy

Several years after I converted from Judaism to Christianity, I began the practice of journaling. While rigorous and punishing, the exercise helped me to overcome psychic dissonance by processing confusing thoughts and emotions. I framed my story as a coherent whole...
True Stories of a Picture Book Maker

True Stories of a Picture Book Maker

By Patricia Keeler   A Wannabe I sat on the bed and put my feet up on the bathtub. Something was tapping on the window. But the glass was painted over, so I didn’t know what. I’d made it to the tiny New York apartment of a friend of a friend of a friend. I...