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Sandi Lawson
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The Master of Metaphors, Similes, and All Things Descriptive, Oh my!
A quick refresher about descriptive use in writing... Metaphors are a figure of speech in which a word or phrase is applied to an object or action where it is not literally applicable. Examples: 'you are my sunshine' or 'all the world's a stage'. If you thi...

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What is great writing?
All writers strive to be the best they can. We spend countless hours thinking and dreaming, outlining and storyboarding. We clack away at the keyboard. We revise, submit, and do it all over again. But what makes some writing better than others? In my opinio...

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Kansas Literary Festival
Here's the five Oklahoma authors that made the trek to Kansas for the Literary Festival on Saturday. What a great day of fun in the sun, fellowshipping with other writers, and books, books , BOOKS!   (Susan York Meyers, Timothy Lange, Marla Jones, David Rop...

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Just What Is A Chapter Book?
At the SCBWI Fall Workshop last week, Author Darlene Bailey Beard spoke about what exactly is a chapter book. It seems many people, even some in the writing community, are confused. To steal Darlene's words, a chapter book is a "transitional" book or a brid...

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Mila Denton's Worst Week Ever! Book Trailer
Here's the link to the trailer for my new book. The book is scheduled to arrive in a couple of days.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YbtdeX689jc

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It's Here! (...well, almost)
Here are a few of the illustrations for my early chapter book coming out this fall. (Miller Denton's Worst Week Ever!) Written by me, Sandra Byrd Lawson, Illustrated by Holly Abston, Published by Doodle and Peck Publishing.

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Pioneer School
Last week, I was invited to read to the second grade classes at Pioneer School. What a great time we had! I was asked to read my book, The Best Baker in the World! and to also choose another of my favorites to read. It was an easy choice. I read Brian, the ...

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It's That Time of the Year Again!
There are great things that happen in the month of November. The weather starts to cool down, the leaves change, Thanksgiving and the beginning of the holiday season, my birthday, and the list goes on. Also, it's PiBoIdMo! Picture Book Idea Month, the month...

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Christmas in....September??
Is it me or does it come earlier every year? The stores pushing Christmas, I mean. When I was a little girl, I couldn't wait until the day after Thanksgiving when the Christmas season officially began. Now, I don't know when it starts! Let me say, I love, l...
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