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I was born in the charming town of LaGrange, KY. As a writing enthusiast and member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, I spend much of my free time writing picture books and deepening my understanding of today's market. Currently, I am researching agencies that may be a suitable fit for my manuscript. I am pursuing publication and ready to launch a career in writing. Marr... More
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11/29/2010Motherhood And Big Dreams
        Life as a mother of two toddlers, that are 15 months apart, can be very consuming. From the moment that I wake up in the morning, my thoughts revolve around my children. For me, motherhood can be both a blessing and a struggle to... Read the rest of this post
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1. The Jellybeans and the Big Dance (Hardcover)
    Author: Laura Joffe Numeroff, Nate Evans
    Illustrator: Lynn Munsinger
    Publisher: Abrams Books for Young Readers
Ages 4-8 2/21/2011
Amanda said: Like jellybeans, the girls in this story are unique in their own way. They become friends at a dance class when they discover how to work together in spite of their differences. My two kids could not ...more
tags: I recommend
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2. Fancy Nancy and the Posh Puppy (Hardcover)
    Author: Jane O'Connor
    Illustrator: Robin Preiss Glasser
    Publisher: HarperCollins
Ages 4-8 12/19/2010
Amanda said: My oldest daughter Madison asks me to read her, "Fancy Nancy and the Posh Puppy," nearly twice a day. Nancy's character is so unique and fun. This spunky little girl makes everything around her just a...more
tags: I read
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Comment by Jescott 'Jesse and Scott' on 3/25/2011 at 4:32 AM:
Launching an entire career in writing will be full of mixed delight but with your focus, you'll see only the highlights.
Comment by Stephanie Campbell on 2/27/2011 at 4:10 PM:
I write young adult fiction mostly. Preschool is a great age to write for. I still have my favorite books from that time period.
Comment by Nancy Allen on 2/26/2011 at 9:28 AM:
Hi Amanda,

I'm thrilled you enjoy my blogs. I'm a Kentucky gal, too, and I write picture book. We certainly have a lot in common. Good luck with your writing.

--Nancy Kelly Allen
Comment by Stephanie Campbell on 2/25/2011 at 1:54 PM:
No problem! I thought we looked like we were in the same boat, regarding our agent search. What age group are you wrting for?

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