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…

How to Create a Text Dummy for a Picture Book in Microsoft Word

Through the process of getting my Debut Picture Book The Donkey’s Song published, a rare thing happened. My editor Frances Gilbert and I have become great friends. The Donkey’s Song by Jacki Kellum Illustrated by Sydney Hanson Published by Random House Children’s Books Here Frances is the Vice President and Editor in Chief of Doubleday…