Gardening / Outdoors, Photography, Spring, Writing

Spring Is Really Here

A happy poem to welcome in Spring! It is also entered in Susanna Leonard Hill's "In Just Spring" children's story writing contest. I hope you enjoy. Spring Love All photos and the story by Gretchen Fogelstrom A bee buzzed by a flower one day, A sunny afternoon in the month of May. The flower winked… Continue reading Spring Is Really Here


Thumbs Up for Jungle Boogie

So craziness - the literary agent has already gotten back to me - same day!  And he said Jungle Boogie was pretty good.  Said I needed to tighten up the rhyming a bit and add a stronger ending... apparently just happiness isn't good enough.  And he said after I tweak that he'd like to see… Continue reading Thumbs Up for Jungle Boogie

Animals, Writing

Jungle Boogie Submitted!

Very exciting, and possibly quite anti-climactic - but all the same, exciting.  I just submitted my first children's picture-book story to a New York literary agent.   I am in a group called the 12 x 12 Children's Book group and each month of the year we are tasked with writing a picture-book story with a… Continue reading Jungle Boogie Submitted!