Monday, September 8, 2014

Who are your favorite primary kids?

Dear Friends and Family,

It's that time of year again. The time of year when I frantically attempt to write an entire book in a couple of weeks. Oh, it's fun. Stressful. But so fun.

And this year it's going to be even more fun because I'm going to let you all help me!

In case you don't know what I'm talking about, this is Tiny Talks vol. 14.

It came out last year.

And I started writing Tiny Talks vol. 15 this past weekend. It's supposed to come out in November.

I'm hoping that will still happen, but it kind of depends on how fast I can write the thing.

(Disclaimer: just so you know, this is not something I procrastinated the way I used to do with all of my school assignments. I was waiting on info that I didn't have till last weekend. But now I have it and I get to write! Quickly!)

Anyway, here's what I need your help with. Tiny Talks includes a talk for each week of the year, and many of these talks begins with a little story. Sometimes the stories are from the scriptures. Other times I make them up or adapt them from things that happened in real life.

And when I make up stories, I need names to go with them. I discovered a couple of years ago that it's way more fun to use the names of real kids than it is to come up with fictional names. Plus, I think I've used up all of my default names. This is my fifth year writing this book. Two years ago, I used the names of kids I was babysitting for at the time. Last year I asked my illustrator to send me some names of kids from his family.

This year, it's your turn to help! If you are interested in having the name(s) of your favorite primary kid(s) featured in a real book, all you have to do is post a comment here on my blog or on facebook.

In your comment, please list the name(s) of one or two of your favorite kids who is currently in Primary or Nursery. (In my church, these are kids between 1 and 13 years old.)

Please remember:

First name only
Make sure the name is spelled correctly
Include gender
List age (optional)

The gender thing is really important. I don't want to get that wrong. One time I babysat for this family with three girls: Alex, Ryan, and Cooper. They were so cute!

Age is not as important but it might help.

No more than two names per person, please. I can't promise I'll use them all but I will do my best! And if they don't make it into the book this year, I'll save them for next year.

Thanks so much, everyone! I'm really excited about this book and can't wait for you all to see it!

Speaking of which, I have to get back to writing. Wish me luck!


  1. Parker, boy, age 8
    Holland, boy, age 3

    1. Thanks for your comment! I love the name Holland so used it in the book!

  2. Replies
    1. Yes, I put Jacob and Grant in last year. But maybe I should add Eliza. ;)

  3. Trenton and Leola- boy and girl. Is it too late?

  4. Too late for this year, sorry, but I'll add them to the list for vol. 16!