Adapting literary classics such as Jane Austen novels, Moby Dick, Wuthering Heights and more is a new trend among publishers. When New York Times reporter Julie Bosman wrote about this recently, she asked my opinion about how that may benefit babies. Read to the end of her story to find my quote.
When stories call for photos I can provide the images as well as the words. In this recent article for The Beaverton Leader I wrote about Cedar Mill Garden Club members creating fall arrangements with pumpkins and showed what some of those looked like.
Here are a few other recent photos I took to go along with articles:
The Sunset Swim Center parking lot got an environmentally friendly makeover.
Librarian Mark Richardson demonstrates how a media kit works.
Keller Williams employees volunteered for the Edwards Center.
I captured volunteers serving meals to the homeless in this photo for an article on the Cedar Mill Bible Church’s Jesus Table.
Recently The Oregonian began publishing the Beaverton Leader, which is distributed inside Wednesday’s edition of The Oregonian for subscribers living in the Beaverton area and is also available at news stands. I have written about local, Cedar Mill news weekly for The Oregonian as a freelance journalist since 2006, and I continue to submit articles to the Beaverton Leader. Here are links to a couple of recent articles published under my byline along with photos I took.
I’ve just made it easier for anyone looking to publish articles about family reading, activities to children, and more to learn about the articles I offer. You can find a complete list of available articles with a description and word count by visiting the Articles for Reprint page.
Jim Butler is a busy guy. He writes books, articles and more while holding down a full-time job in sales. Recently, I was challenged to write about this fascinating man for an article in The Oregonian.
Jim’s most recent success is his publication in a new anthology series, “Not Your Mother’s Book,” published by Publishing Syndicate. Two of his stories appeared in the title “Not Your Mother’s Book…On Being a Stupid Kid.”
Find out more about Jim, the new series and more by reading the article I wrote at OregonLive.com.
With the release of J.K. Rowling’s new book for adults, The Casual Vacancy, conversations are undoubtedly occurring in homes everywhere between kids who want to read it and parents who may wonder if that’s such a good idea. I was recently quoted in an article on CNN.com on this topic, and here’s my general take on it.
If your teen wants to read it, it’s probably because she loves the Harry Potter series so much that she wants to read anything by the author who wrote it. I wouldn’t forbid my teen to read the book, but I would make sure she understands what it’s about and talk to her about why she wants to read it. You may want to sit with her and read a few online reviews at Amazon, Good Reads, or another source. If she still wants to read it, you may want to dive into it as well, so you can talk with her about the issues that come up.
Here are the titles of recent articles I have written for publication. Contact me at cindy(at)cindyhudson(dot)com for information on reprinting any of these or other articles:
- Eight Books Every Mom Should Read With Her Daughter
- Tips for REading Out Loud With Your Child
- Ten Kids Classics That Adults Will Love to Read Too
- Six Easy Steps to Turn a Backyard Scavenger Hunt Into a Citywide Adventure
- Six Steps to Starting a Mother-Daughter Book Club
I recently wrote an article titled “Eight Books Every Mother Should Read With Her Daughter.” In addition to talking about the books, I also discuss the benefits for moms when they read with their daughters, including:
- time for moms and daughters to spend together bonding
- moms gaining insights into their daughters’ thoughts and lives
- gaining an avenue to bring up difficult topics
Reprint rights are available. Email me at cindy at cindyhudson dot com if you’d like to know more.
Today, I switched my website over to a new look. Previously, I had used Freeway to build my website on my computer at home, and my modest capabilities at website design definitely showed. Now I’m using WordPress hosting through my own domain name, and I believe the resulting look is much better than before. It should also be easier for me to make changes going forward. That means I’m also excited about adding new content when I get it. When I have news to share about my book, Book by Book: The Complete Guide to Creating Mother-Daughter Book Clubs, I can easily post it. If I have speaking engagements or new writing samples, I can add those right away.
Feel free to contact me at cindy(at)cindyhudson(dot)com if you have any questions.