Andria Warmflash Rosenbaum

Children's Book Author

WHISPERING WIND

January 27, 2017

Tags: Holocaust Remembrance Day, Six Million, Holocaust



Whispering wind, whisper to me

Open my eyes

For it could have been me,

Counted and numbered and stripped of dignity

To think, that it could have been me.


Children were lost, before they could dream,

Visions were shattered by yesterday's screams.

Battered and beaten and strewn about as waste,

Disposed of in schedule haste.


Ages of dusk

Ages ago

Over the pits, the breeze gently blows,

Six million stars sent up in s m o k e,

Six million souls yet

Nobody

spoke.


Stories I hear

Pictures I see

All blend together in Death's imagery

I will remember their whispering plea,

I know …it could happen to me.



Andria Warmflash Rosenbaum/all rights reserved

A Parent's Promise

January 4, 2017

Tags: children, sleep, fears, dreams, protection, trust, hope



The moon hangs high in boundless sky,
Its light a friendly sight,
Its faithful glow will always show,
It soldiers every night.

With dreams so near and hopes sincere,
Your cares will lift away--
To unicorns with painted horns,
Who guard as children play.

So lay your head upon your bed.
Relax your legs and arms.
Breathe in
Breathe out,
Without a doubt
You're sheltered from all harm.

(c)2017 Andria W. Rosenbaum/ all rights reserved

THE LITTLE LIST OF KID LIT. BLOGS

November 27, 2016



Allthewonders.com

Angiekarcher.wordpress.com

Blogs.slj.com/afuse8production/

Bridgetandthebooks.com

Daydreamreader.com

Frogonablog.net

Goodreadswithronna.com

Kidlit411.com

Kidlitfrenzy.com

Kidlittakeaways.com

Librarianincuteshoes.blogspot.com

Libraiansquest.blogspot.com

Literallylynnemarie.blogspot.com

Mrschureads.blogspot.com

Picturethebook.com

Picturebookbuilders.com

Readingwithmrteut.wordpress.com

Strohreads.blogspot.com

Taralazar.com

Thepicturebookreview.com

Viviankirkfield.com, Perfect Picture (more…)

October 21, 2016

Hate. Hope.
One destroys. One inspires.
Hate begins as a tiny black seed with angry red eyes. You wouldn't think much of it. You may not even notice it at first. But Hate can not exist alone. Hate is hungry. Ravenous. Insatiable. It feeds on fear. The more fear it creates, the bigger and (more…)

GIVING VOICE TO YOUR BOOKS

March 10, 2016

Tags: PBs, reading out loud, writing tips



Picture books are meant to be read out loud. They're made to be read to children.

But how many times have you pressed SEND then noticed a glaring problem

with your prose on your next read? Here's a tip to put into practice before your next

submission. STOP. Pull out your smart phone and record yourself reading your

manuscript. (Yes, there's an App for that!) Then play it back and LISTEN:

Does the structure stumble?
Are your descriptions fresh and fun?
Do your characters pop off the page, or fall down flat?
Does the plot move forward, or meander?
Does your dialogue trip the tongue, or flow naturally?
Do your words …sing?

Listening allows you to take a step back and be objective about your word choices.

A recording lets you to hear what's working and what's not. And who doesn't

love listening to someone else read?

SPRING

March 10, 2016


Sun's shift seems slight,

winking at Earth,

warming the wind,

bathing the ground

all around--

calling on green to

enter the scene.


©Andria W. Rosenbaum

PiBoIdMo

October 20, 2015

Tags: picture book blogs, contests, Tara Lazar

The most wonderful time of the year is quickly approaching!

No, not back to school. Not Halloween. I'm not talking about Christmas, or

Hanukkah. I mean a whole month of goodness for picture book writers.

November kicks off PiBoIdMo-- which translates to Picture Book Idea Month!

What? You've never heard of it?

Well, grab a cozy seat and I'll fill you in.


PiBoIdMo is the brainchild of a creative picture book genius named Tara Lazar,

author of The Monstore, I Thought This Was A Bear Book, Little Red Gliding Hood,

and Normal Norman. It's a whole 30 days of picture book-idea-generating-blogging-

bliss. Tara does ALL the work. She gathers picture book talent from around the

world and has them blog about their process, share tips of the trade and truckloads of

encouragement. All you have to do is write down 1 picture book idea each day for 30

days. At the end of the month you'll have 30 picture book ideas just for sitting on your

tushy and absorbing a whole lot of positive, picture book energy.


When I first heard about PiBoIdMo, the thought of writing down 30 ideas for picture

books almost made my brain explode. Why?

Because each idea is a little seed, a beginning, a taste of what could be.

Because ideas are short and don't take a whole lot of time, or commitment.

But, mostly because writing down an idea for a picture book gives me a concentrated

focus on theme. For me, this has evolved into summing up a book's theme into

a pitch. With that pitch I know:


1. What my book's about

2. What kind of characters will live in it

3. How it will end


All this information from a few simple sentences? Yes! It's brilliant. Life-changing. If

you were born to be wild…no, I mean born to be a picture book writer --PiBoIdMo

will rock your world. Join the party at Taralazar.com --FOR FREE. I promise you'll

have fun and meet some fabulous picture book literati. I guarantee you'll learn a lot

about writing picture books. And you'll probably conceive a few awesome, winning

beginnings for your own picture books too.



Andria W. Rosenbaum/all rights reserved


FALLING

September 21, 2015

Tags: Autumn, Fall, weather



Summer left us

Overnight.

Packed her bags...her green...her light.

Fall moved in

With brown and breeze,

Claimed--with crispness

Grass and trees.


Andria W. Rosenbaum/all rights reserved

WRITER'S MANTRA

May 8, 2015

I will be a bee,

busy with buzzing,

focused on finding

the sweet treat of nectar, waiting within

every bloom.


Andria W. Rosenbaum/ all rights reserved

ELEPHANT HERD

February 20, 2015


Thick liquid limbs

Sentry the Serengeti

Like great, gray ghosts

Hosting family

Gatherings.



Andria W. Rosenbaum/all rights reserved