On July first, my picture book, “It’ll be Irie” published by Cardinal Rule Press, made its world debut. What seemed like such a far-off time back in Winter of 2022,...
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Here’s a phrase that took me over a decade to be able to say out loud: I’m disabled. Why? I think it was a mix of societal stigma and naivete...
Just over a year ago I fulfilled a life-long dream of becoming a picture book author when Cardinal Rule Press published THIS COULD BE YOU. I, of course, wrote this...
Children have creative imaginations and lots of energy! A great outlet for all that imagination and creativity is making a book. While keeping them busy, it is also a great...
If you’re a planner like me, then odds are you like to approach your creative projects with a firm idea of where you’re going and what steps you need to...
In this blog you’ll discover my best (& easiest!) strategies to encourage creative writing in young children and students: Encourage Reading Invite Local Authors into the Classroom Provide the Necessary...
The new year is almost here! As we close out 2022, we thought we would recap some of our podcasts from this year. Below are All the Write Marketing’s top...
January 5, 2022 Growing Young Minds Through Literature with Gary Mlodzik In this episode, you will learn: About the organization Kids Need to Read How human beings can truly...
My wheels were turning as I jotted the first few words onto the page. My children’s book, Violet’s Victory, was nowhere near completion, but I had grand notions, and...
“If only I had not been so young and foolish!” I can say that now at the ripe old age of 46 years young, but it still bothers me!...
It is almost a given that as a teacher, we have a love of books. Our classroom libraries are chock full of lots of children’s books and chapter books to...
The launch of my debut picture book, This Could Be You, started with a surreal zoom call with the publisher of Cardinal Rule Press (CRP), Maria Dismondy. After hearing her...
Inspiration is everywhere, ready to be planted, tended, and cultivated into stories. This spring, grow some ideas! Here are some tips to unearthing story nuggets: Outdoors – Observe buds on...
I’ve never been particularly good at layering. This becomes a problem during the cold winter months (and February is DEFINITELY one of those!), but – hailing from Alabama – mercifully,...
Thank you for visiting. Founder of Cardinal Rule Press, Maria Dismondy, recently interviewed guests on our podcast All the WRITE Marketing and we wanted to share that series with you....