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writing for children

Don’t Cry, Spike! Pre-orders now available!

When I told Spike it’d be a couple of months before the book was ready he was very sad. I’m hoping putting the book up for pre-order will make him a little happier! Pre-order Ducky & Spike now and save $2.00 on the retail price! For a limited time, pre-orders for Ducky & Spike will … Continue reading »

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Things just got a little “Duckier” around here!

  I’m so excited to share the new photos of Ducky and Spike. We spent this afternoon in a dear friend’s photography studio, Unforgettable Photos, in my hometown of Manchester, MI. The pictures turned out beautifully for the book. I’m so excited to give you a top-notch product!  The book will be a 40 page … Continue reading »

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Meet Ducky and Spike in Person!

Meet Ducky at Enchanted Passage in Sutton, Massachusetts. Today at 2 PM!

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Ducky and Spike, test shots with scenery

I’ve always wanted to make illustrations with my dolls, so this year I decided to get rid of the fear and go for it. I still have some tweaks to make, but I’m getting closer. What do you guys think?    

Categories: #showyourwork, children's illustration, Ducky and Spike, Jennifer Carson, storybook, writing for children | Tags: , , , | 4 Comments

When You Are Brave…

William Ogmundson and I are at it again! Will is the lyricist and composer for Hapenny Magick, the Musical, and we’ve just finished a new musical especially for kids age 4-8. Here’s a sneak listen (and Will wants me to apologize for his singing, but I think he has a great voice!) the new musical … Continue reading »

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Getting to know Huldfreyja–My writing process for the sequel to Hapeny Magick

My writing process for Tangled Magick, the second book in the Hapenny Magick series, was much different than writing the first. For one thing, I already knew my characters through and through, so there would be no surprises, right? Wrong! My characters threw me curveballs while I was writing—especially Leif. I do plan for surprises … Continue reading »

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Updated Events schedule and a sneak peek at a new sewing pattern!

I’ve added two new events this week! Join me on August 24th at my local library in Sutton, NH. I’ll have new work in progress to show off,  plus you can have me sign your books or talk to me about your favorite stories! On September 5th I’ll be signing books at Bayswater Book Co. … Continue reading »

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Press Release for Event at Annie’s Book Stop in Worchester, MA

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Worcester Needs Diverse Books–Authors, illustrators, and editors are making children’s and YA literature more welcoming to all.   Visit ABSW for an afternoon of readings, discussion, and Q&A about diversity for our students.   Worcester, MA, June 22 – On Saturday, July 25, authors, editors, and illustrators of diverse children’s and YA … Continue reading »

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Happy Book birthday to Tangled Magick and Any Way You Slice It–Plus a giveaway!

Not only is it Tangled Magick’s book birthday today, but I happen to share this special book birthday with my friend and fellow critique partner, Kristine Carlson Asselin! Her book, Any Way You Slice It is also available today!! I met Kris over 6 years ago at an SCBWI conference. She has come so far, … Continue reading »

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The making of a musical, take 2!! Hapenny Magick

  Making a musical is a lot of work, but how can I complain about something that I love so much? I can’t! It was wonderful getting to work with William Ogmundson  on this project and we have a show that we can be proud of. Not only did I get to work with Will, … Continue reading »

Categories: books for children, Faerie, For Teachers and Librarians, Hapenny Magick, Jennifer Carson, musical, Tangled Magick, William Ogmundson, writing for children | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments