What IS the 28 Day Picture Book Challenge? #PBChallenge

It’s Official! My Debut Picture Book The Donkey’s Song Has a Birth Day Soon. After stretching and yawning and rolling around for years, my Donkey will finally be born on October 11, 2022. And even though it has not even been printed yet, The Donkey’s Song has climbed to the top of one of Amazon’s…

Part of the Movie Tuck Everlasting Was Filmed in the Ozark Mountains

Hawk’s Bill Crag in the Ozark Mountains – A spot in the Ozark Mountains that is 38 miles from my house. Hawk’s Bill Crag is at Whitaker Point, and Whitaker Point is one of the most beautiful spots along the Buffalo River—America’s first national river. In fact, it has been called One of the Most…

Journeys in Literature

Tolkien may have been the greatest of the writers about journeys: In The Hobbit, Bilbo Baggins and 13 Dwarves venture forward “on a quest to reclaim the Lonely Mountain from the dragon Smaug. Lord of the Rings – “The Quest of the Ring, also known as the Quest for Mount Doom, was the quest taken by…

The Whispering Rabbit by Margaret Wise Brown – Picture Book Daily

The Whispering Rabbit by Margaret Wise Brown Illustrated by Annie Won A Little Golden Book 543 Words 24 Page First Copyright of the Whispering Rabbit – 1948 Renewed by Penguin Random House – 1975 The Annie Won Version of the Book – 2017 Today, I am sharing a few tidbits about Margaret Wise Brown’s picture…

Jacki Kellum Offers Marketing Aids — Especially for Authors

I have mentioned this before, but please allow me to repeat myself. Long before I became a published author, I had studied art, design, graphic art, and information technology for years. I admit that pursuing those other areas of study has slowed down my writing output, but now that my debut book The Donkey’s Song…

Jacki Kellum Hits the Trail for Author Visits and Workhops

I am currently creating several resources which I hope teachers, librarians, Sunday School teachers, etc., might use to help children better understand what was going on during the time that Jesus was born in Palestine. While I have finally become a published picture book author, I was a teacher, a children’s librarian, a Sunday School…

The Donkey’s Song Is A Message about Love 365 Days A Year

Don’t get me wrong, I love holidays. I love the actual day of Halloween and the actual day of Thanksgiving and the actual night of Christmas Eve and the actual mornings of Easter and Christmas Day. When I was a child, I loved decorating a shoebox with construction paper, lacy hearts, and whatever else seemed…