May News: Earth Day, Featured Blog and Mother’s Day


This is a newsy post for May:

Celebrating Earth Day

Authors for Earth Day

Authors for Earth Day.

This week, I did a couple school visits to celebrate Earth Day, as part of the Authors For Earth Day program. Yes, it was after Earth Day, but it was the only time we could schedule it.

Darcy Pattison

Darcy Pattison presenting at Gibbs Magnet Elementary School, Little Rock School District, as part of her participation in Authors For Earth Day.

Darcy Pattison

Darcy Pattison signing books at Authors For Earth Day event.

Student holding Abayomi.

Student at Gibbs Elementary holding my book, ABAYOMI.

Fiction Notes: Featured SCBWI Blog for May/June

I’ve been notified that Fiction Notes will be one of the featured blogs on the SCBWI home page for the next two months. They choose about nine blogs to highlight and rotate them six times a year. I am surprised, but pleased to be included. I was the Arkansas SCBWI Regional Advisor for six years and Conference Director for 10–it’s an organization that has meant a lot to me.

Mother’s Day

Are you active on Pinterest? Here’s a new possibility for promoting your content. Pinterest has announced a Mother’s Day Inspiration Challenge.

“Create a public Pinterest board with your favorite mom memories and the things ‘mom used to make.'”
If you want to join the fun, the deadline is May 7.

The challenge is always how to take someone else’s writing/publishing prompt and make it your own! Here’s my Mother’s Day Pinterest Board, where you’ll see a couple photos of my mom and my tribute to her–plus a few classic books, of course.

  • Linda Andersen
    May 12, 2014

    Congratulations on having your blog featured. it deserves it and so do you!

  • Darcy Pattison
    May 12, 2014

    Thanks, Linda! It was a surprise.