Category: Jean Matthew Hall

Don’t Lose Hope

Here’s a note of encouragement – from The Bible – God’s Word. Whatever ministry God has given you–LISTEN! Parenting Writing Illustrating Public service/Military Pastoring Medical field Crafts Working in the market place Missionary — LISTEN! 2 Corinthians 4: 1, 5, 6, 16 HCSB Therefore,…

Parenting God’s Way

“…it’s important for parents to be parents and to take time for training their children. Mutual respect should be enforced at all times.” “…provide an environment of mutual respect, kindness, and balanced discipline when it is needed. You see, behavior is learned.” (From page…

My Writing Area

You might remember my rather old and clunky writing area from last year. My desk was a makeshift and I had boxes stacked around me. NO MORE! My wonderful family surprised me last Christmas with an elegant new desk. While I was out of…

Monthly Writing Goals

I work well setting overarching goals. I don’t do well with micro goals. If you work the same way you may want to download this chart I created. Here is a PDF version to print and fill in. And here is an RTF version…

Love – Risky Business

My sweet friend, Donna Earnhardt, has written a thought-provoking post on her blog Word Wrangler – Word Nerd in Training. She’s a great picture book author (Being Frank), Co RA of SCBWI Carolinas, and a dear friend. Click on the link to read her…

NF 2019 Picture Books

In 2020 I’ve read a few dozen “lists” of the best picture books of 2019. Instead of making my own list I decided to give you a peek into some of these 2019 picture books so you can decide for yourself. Whether you are…

Imagination-A. D. Smith

The following link takes you to an inciteful blog post about imagination and play. S. D. Smith is the author of The Green Ember Series, a bestselling middle-grade adventure saga. The Green Ember has reached hundreds of thousands of readers and spent time as the number one…

Multicultural Children’s Books Day Jan 31

These book feature children of color and they are on the “lists” of the best picture books of 2019. Here is a peek into some of thesebeautiful 2019 picture books. Whether you are looking for books that parents, children or teachers can enjoy look…

Picture Books & the New York Public Library

The New York Public Library’s most checked-out books since its beginning in 1895. Is it surprising that several are picture books? Click here. Did you know that the New York Public Library has 92 branches?

What Is a Story?

STORY Writing or telling a STORY is different from relaying an incident or event in several ways. For example: I went to the grocery store yesterday. I drove there in my little Kia. I found a parking place on the very last row. It…

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