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In these dark days, what do we tell our children?

In these dark days, what do we tell our children?

February 18, 2018

As writers, how can we speak to the children who are growing up in this world? How can we address the harsh reality but also give them hope as they face their futures?

Thinking About Picture Books

Thinking About Picture Books

January 10, 2018

Maybe one day no one will have to try to find diverse books for the children in their lives. They’ll just be there.

Christmas Lost and Found

Christmas Lost and Found

December 23, 2017

Decades ago I began a search for a long-lost favorite Christmas book.

About the Author

jane buchanan

When people ask me where I get my ideas, I might tell them about the time I was tucking my son into bed and apologizing for having lost my patience earlier that day. He looked up at me with an impish gleam in his eye and said, “What does patience look like, Mommy?” There have been many beginnings since then, sparked by just such small moments. A writer has to stay alert to the little things. The way an acorn holds an oak tree, they just might hold the start of something big.

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