This is an adorable book. Perfect in tone and subject matter for children, entertaining for adults reading along with them. I had a smile on my face the whole time I read this book. I also loved the illustrations, which are fresh and delightful, and the snarky little-plays-on-words like Monkey Pants, Smarty Pants and Anson Pants. Spilt Milk gives a whole new meaning to the expressions, "Don't cry over spilt milk!" and "Is it a crime to spill milk?" 5 stars!" Julia Krantz (February 12, 2018)
"...just too adorable and shows what big, wonderful imaginations kids (and this author) have!..." Eugenia Chu (May 17, 2018)
"Come along for a whimsical adventure of Monkey Pants. Always on the outlook to have fun, Monkey Pants does not pay attention to her brother's warning on the consequences of spilt milk. Come on seriously what is so wrong about spilt milk?
The glorious imagination of Monkey Pants takes the reader and child on a journey of sharing what happens next before turning the page. A skill imperative to developing a child's imagination and creativity and Doug Schwartz does a terrific job in formulating such an experience. The crayon child-like illustrations by Jordan Beckvonpeccoz add to the allure of Spilt Milk, which is sure to become a go to book for bookshelves across the globe." Donna M. McDine (February 10, 2018)
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Writing, Writing, and More Writing 2019-10-09 10:52:19 What have I been up to since my last update? Let me think...Hmm...
I have written a bit of code the last couple of weeks making several changes to this website. You can read more about it in my latest blog.
I have done a bit of writing embarking on a new freelancing career. It was this decision to do freelance work that sparked the initial changes to the website.
A few weeks ago, I met with my editor who put me in touch with his publicist. We are still finding time in our schedules to meet. I'm hoping she can provide some good insight into my writing career.
In this time, I created a bookmark to help promote the Friends of the Wells Branch Library. I will be handing out these bookmarks at this year's Trunk-or-Treat event in our neighborhood.
Also, I wrote and submit the next entry for the NYC Midnight flash fiction contest. My prompts for this story were a horror story, an airport terminal location, and the object of a rainbow.
The other day, I came across this Business Insider article about good habits of self-made millionaires. I'm pleased to see that I already exhibit many of the habits in my daily routine. Although, I am still not a millionaire, I refuse to give up, which is one of the good habits.