Thursday, June 17, 2010

Owl Be Home By Morning

Did you know that male owls are the food providers of the owl family? Neither did I. For some reason, I had always just assumed it was the female's/mother's job to nurture her little owlets. Maybe that's because that's how it's typically done in most human homes. Or, maybe it's because so many females in the animal kingdom are the sole providers for their spawn.

This wonderful little tidbit of information, courtesy of the world wide web, has inspired me to write a new story. For some time, I've been searching for the perfect opportunity to write about two things that I love dearly love: owls and great dads. Today,I finally started that project.

My new WIP (work in progress) is called Owl Be Home By Morning.
This story is dedicated to my wonderful husband and boys' father. It is a picture storybook about a father who sets off in search of food for his owlets. But before he goes out each time, he assures his owlets that he will be back soon and tells them how much he loves them. This is the tale that "owl" fathers have been waiting for.

Stay tuned for more details about my latest WIP. Maybe, just maybe, a publisher will pick it up before next Father's Day.


  1. Hi Jessica,
    Love your owl storyline! Hope the writing is going well for you.
    Please keep us updated on your progress, and I have recently started a new blog if you want to keep up with mine - I'm in the same boat as you -hoping to be published soon!

  2. Hi Melissa,
    Thanks for checking out my blog. Just out curiousity, how did you hear about it? Writer's Digest? Google? I'm trying to figure out where to do more advertisement about it. I'm brand new to this whole thing, still trying to figure things out.
    As for your blog, I'll check it out right now. We writers have to stick together.