By providing our children with great literature we can nurture the readers, writers, and thinkers of the future. Although writing for kids is a lot of fun, it should not be taken lightly. They demand entertainment, and we must provide it, but they also deserve real art — literature that is deep, fresh, beautiful, and challenging.
~ Molly Beth Griffin

Lyrical Picture Book starts May 26th!

by admin on May 18, 2015

Please join me for an 8-week distance learning course exploring the language of picture books!  You’ll receive PDF packets weekly in your email inbox covering topics from meter to rhyme to figurative language.  The class also includes one manuscript critique and submissions/publishing process information.  If you’re interested in amping up the read-aloud potential of your picture book stories, come learn about the poetic possibilities of this form.  Find more information here and contact me ASAP if you are interested.

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HoverDraft Reading March 28th

March 17, 2015

Join me at Addendum for a reading of works-in-progress!  I’m presenting alongside Sarah Warren, Peter Pearson, and Jennifer Bell in this exciting new reading series, curated and hosted by Stephanie Watson. Saturday, March 28th, 7pm, at Addendum in St. Paul.  Details here!

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RHODA’S ROCK HUNT launched!

October 20, 2014

I’d like to send out a big THANK YOU to everybody who helped me launch my new picture book this month.  The book has been met with such wonderful enthusiasm, and I’ve heard dozens of stories from excited parents and grandparents and teachers about kids who hike and camp and collect bits of nature and [...]

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KFAI Write On Radio Interview!

September 24, 2014

Listen to a reading of RHODA’S ROCK HUNT and Kristin Johnson’s interview with me and Jennifer Bell (illustrator) on KFAI’s Write On Radio.  Our segment is in the second half of the hour.  The archive will be up on the site for 2 weeks from the air date, 9/23/14.

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LAUNCH PARTY for Rhoda’s Rock Hunt!

September 18, 2014

I’ll be celebrating the release of my new picture book at the Red Balloon on October 18th, 10:30am, with Jennifer Bell.  Join us!

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