Don’t Stick Your Head in the Snow!

Don't Stick Your Head in the Snow!

Don’t Stick Your Head in the Snow!

We are 30 days and 18 hours away from Spring.  I sit here

with my hot, Chai tea and fuzzy socks on my toes, trying to

find something positive to say about the weather.  I live in

Southern Indiana and we

have been very fortunate

imagecompared to some areas of the

country, with the snow and ice. 

None-the-less, I am ready for the

spring thaw! 

My hand is up! Is yours?

Okay… I figure we can embrace the next 30 days

or we can slip and slide along, kicking and screaming as we

fall on our  blankety-blanks. I recommend the less

painful path of embracing winter and all it has to offer!


    So…slip on your big boy boots, pull on your

   most dashing sock hat, fling that scarf and let’s 

   go write about the snow!

As a writer, I am always looking for motivation, inspiration and sometimes in desperation, I find revelation!

Let’s think of all the positive effects that winter can have on our writing:

Sit by a fire and write heartwarming poems.

Snuggle down and hibernate with your thoughts.

Find more time to read on a quiet, snow day.

Take a leisurely walk on a snowy morning for inspiration.

Watch how birds and squirrels scramble and hustle for food.

Spend time with your kids…that is always an opportunity for humor and precious moments.

Brainstorm all the “winter words” that could be used in a title for your next book.

Imagine all the silly ways the snow could be melted.

Write about “What if the snow never stops?”

Imagine what snowmen say to each other.

Write about how snow women feel left out of the fun.

Make pink-lemonade snow ice cream!

Here’s the link:


So…Don’t stick your head in the snow and give up! Make

pink lemonade snow ice cream out of the next blizzard

coming your way.  Remember to embrace your surroundings

and wear fleece…spring is only 30 days away.

Don't Stick Your Head in the Snow!

Don’t Stick Your Head in the Snow!

Happy Writing!


Phyllis’s Photo Shoot in Paradise

Phyllis’s Photo Shoot in Paradise


Phyllis enjoys long walks on the beach at sunset, where shadows fade away into the night. She can be found burrowing under sand castles, giggling with delight and is predicting 6 more weeks of Polar Vortex Mania. So…Phyllis has escaped to an undisclosed balmy location for a sassy photo shoot wearing today’s latest groundhog swimwear. With her toes in the sand and her pearls shimmering, Phyllis is setting the trend for woodchucks worldwide! We are unsure if she will return to Punxsutawney in time for the big announcement on Sunday but Uncle Phill will step in if needed.

Purchase your copy of Punxsutawney Phyllis by Susanna Leonard Hill from Barnes and Noble


Susanna Leonard Hill is hosting Phyllis’s Fun Fashion Show Contest through Saturday. Dress up Phyllis however you like and post her to your blog. Predict her prediction for more winter or early spring…
Check it out at the link below! Stylists needed!

Susanna’s blog