time flies

Three years ago today, I started this blog and wrote my first post.  I cannot believe it's been that long.

Since February 7, 2009, this blog has veered off course from its original intent plenty of times.  And that's okay, because I was exploring different avenues of what I wanted to write about.  But for quite some time I've been wanting to come back around and write a post that speaks to that very first one.

The one where I was starting a journey on the road to publication.

I won't go into all the details, but I will happily report that after beginning this blog, I met and co-authored a book (a fractured fairy tale, to be exact) with Corey Schwartz of Thing 1 and Thing 2 titled "Goldi Rocks and the Three Bear Band".   Corey and I wrote the entire manuscript online and didn't meet each other until after our manuscript was purchased by Putnam.  It will hopefully be out on bookshelves (if they still exist by then) sometime in the spring of 2014.


We are excited about this, and will keep you updated as the date for publication draws near.  The publishing industry moves slowly, so there is a lot of down time/wait time between a publishing house's purchase of a manuscript and someone holding the complete, ready-for-sale book in their hands. 

So, there it is.  I've come full circle; my blog has come full circle.  And where writing and picture books and continued pursuits and endeavors will take me from here, I have no idea.  Only time- and God's plans - will tell.

Thank you for your support of my blog- I love writing and I love being here. 

Blessings to you!


  1. Hi Beth! So glad I found you!! How exciting for you and your title sounds terrifically interesting. Thank you so much for stopping by Amy Sullivan's blog today and leaving such an encouraging comment. So thrilled to hear what a positive role model you are for children at their school library - there will be plenty of lifelong readers because of your service.

    xoxo michele

    1. Thanks Michele! I appreciate you stopping by my blog. I absolutely adore my job- I've been working in the elementary libraries for 4 years now. I have an elementary education degree and love being in the schools! Yes, promoting a lifelong love of reading is just what I want to be doing.

  2. Hi Beth -

    I was catching up on a backlog of blog reading when I saw a very old comment you had written about picture books on "Miss Snark's First Victim" and followed the link to your blog. What a delight to find you were THE Beth Coulton who co-authored "Goldi Rocks" with Corey! I met Corey through WriteOn Con and see her posts on the 12 X 12 Picture Book Challenge. Can't wait to read your co-authored book!

    - Cathy

  3. Thanks Cathy! I have to say, you really made my day when I read your comment, because this is the first time I've ever been called THE Beth Coulton...... wow, that made me feel famous! Thank you! And I'm glad you followed the link back to my blog- happy to see you here.


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