Down near the swamps of Louisiana where I grew up, the summer nights would often bring the sound of the male cicadas as they called to their potential mates. After an eating and growth period, they would literally crack out of their shells with a new body and leave the old ones behind as collector items for the kids in my neighborhood, Those shells remind me of my writing and my new writing word...exuviate...which means to cast off or shed. When I am in the middle of a work in progress, I should exuviate any doubts or fears regarding my ability as a writer. As one blogger so aptly stated, "I am an Author, therefore I Auth!" Lol...silly I know, but writers have a driving need to put words to paper, and they have enough to deal with in the actual writing without having to worry about other things like unnecessary "shells" holding them back!
Emma's Lamb (in honor of my mother...who hated her middle name, Emma)
Written by: Kim Lewis
Illustrated by: Kim Lewis
Teaser: Emma is asked to look after a lamb while her dad looks for it's lost mother. Emma thinks the lamb would make a nice pet and she plans to take care of it herself. Will dad find the lost ewe or will Emma have a new playmate?