A #FaithPitch Success Story

Rachel#FaithPitch, Authors, Blog

We are gearing up for a fresh round of #FaithPitch in three (3) weeks! Recently, we heard from a few participants about some exciting successes due to #FaithPitch. Agents signed writers after reading their submissions. Writers found their publishers after … Read More

Your Monday Muse-The Beach Boys

RachelBlog, Lambie Love, Monday Muse

Hello Friends and Followers! Wooohooo, y’all…the last two weeks have been crazy from dawn to dusk with end of school year activities and traveling to #BookExpo in NYC (which was it’s own exciting adventure!). Sleep was following me around wondering … Read More

Your Monday Muse-Mary Poppins

RachelBlog, Life, Monday Muse

This week is a busy week…like, crazy busy as we prepare to travel to BEA, work with our new authors on their manuscripts and platforms, and continue the marketing plans for our debut picture book The Bubble Who Would Not … Read More

BIG BUBBLETASTIC NEWS

RachelBlog, Lambie Love, Little Lamb Books

I am super excited to join Louie, our loyal Little Lamb Books mascot, in announcing two big news stories today! First, when we launched our publishing company in the fall of 2015, we had several goals, among them was to … Read More

Your Monday Muse-Mercy Me

RachelBlog, Life, Monday Muse

I woke up with a cloud over my head yesterday. My feelings were skewed in a negative direction, and I was struggling to see light in my tunnel. There were many “What If” questions weighing me down. Have you ever … Read More

Your Monday Muse-We Are Messengers

RachelBlog, Lambie Love, Monday Muse

Good Morning Lambies! PubU in Portland this past weekend was brilliant! Loved it! Absorbed so much good information and knowledge. But, today, oh goodness y’all, I am sooooo tired! What about you this Monday? Are you weary, tired, exhausted? Are … Read More

Your Monday Muse-Mercy Me

RachelBlog, Lambie Love, Monday Muse

Monday Muse, music, song, calm, Greater

I’m entering the busy season of publishing and travel. If you want to follow along, be sure to join me on Instagram at @little_lamb_books. I’m heading to Portland this week and NYC in May, and I can’t wait to share … Read More

Five Simple Ways To Start Writing

RachelBlog, Writing

The beastly germs of winter have been running amok in my home for the last three weeks. Everyone has felt it, and it seems like forever since all of us were healthy all at the same time. Currently, I seem … Read More

Your Monday Muse-Blanca

RachelBlog, Monday Muse, Music Monday

music, monday muse, inspiration, spring

It’s the First Day of SPRING! To be technical, the Spring Equinox of 2017 began today at 5:28am in the Northern Hemisphere. Either way, this makes me want to shout WAHOO! It’s not because spring is my favorite season, but … Read More

February 2017 Reading List

RachelBlog, Books, Reading List

Well, February blew in and blew out in a matter of 28 days, and I was only able to meet half my reading goal for the month. As I mentioned in my first reading post here, I’m challenging myself to … Read More

Your Monday Muse-TobyMac

RachelBlog, Lambie Love, Monday Muse

It’s the last Monday in February. Hard to believe, isn’t it? Today, I woke up to overcast and rainy skies with a chill in the air. It doesn’t make for a very cheerful start to the week. But, no matter … Read More

Are YOU ready to Pitch at #FaithPitch?

Rachel#FaithPitch, Blog, Writing

#FaithPitch is a faith-based pitch party on Twitter where writers tweet a 140-character pitch for their completed, edited, unpublished FICTION-only manuscripts. And, it’s happening TOMORROW! Here are the specifics: February 28, 2017 (8AM – 8PM CST). 140-characters, include #FaithPitch and … Read More

Our Twitter Pitch Party Hashtags List

Rachel#FaithPitch, Blog, Writing

It’s Friday! YEAH! Wait, it’s Friday? That means there are only THREE DAYS until #FaithPitch! And, that means, you’ll be spending lots of time crafting your pitches so that they’ll be just right for the 60+ agents and editors that … Read More

Your Monday Muse-Mandisa

RachelBlog, Lambie Love, Monday Muse

Yes, ,I know, today is Tuesday, not Monday, but because yesterday was a holiday (in the USA) and today is the first day of the work week for most, I thought we could all use this pick-me-up. I think this … Read More

Top 15 Classic KidLit Characters

RachelBlog, Books

As I browsed through my daughter’s book pile for a bedtime story recently, I was amused at the variety of titles that we have collected. From stories about princesses and magical castles to stories about characters who overcome obstacles by … Read More

January 2017 Reading List

RachelBlog, Books, Reading List

Hello Everyone! Can you believe it’s February already?! Each year I challenge myself to read as many books as I can. Some years I compete with my friends (Hi Sherri!). Some years I just give myself a number to reach … Read More

Who We Are

RachelBlog, Little Lamb Books

Hi, I’m Rachel, and I’m the Publisher and Managing Editor of Little Lamb Books. I also consider myself navigator of our roadmap, captain of our cheerleading squad, and all around lead animal wrangler in our zoo. Sounds fun, right? I … Read More

Word of the Year 2017

RachelBlog, Life

We are halfway through January, and the Little Lamb Books office is filled with anticipation, energy, and lots of to do lists. We have set quite a few goals for 2017, and even though the weather in Texas can’t make … Read More

Happy Birthday to…Us!

RachelLambie Love, Little Lamb Books

What a difference one year makes! Yes, ONE year ago today, Little Lamb Books officially launched into the publishing industry. 12 months ago, we threw open our doors and invited authors of picture books and middle grade or young adult … Read More

Have you heard of Christmastide?

RachelChristmas, Life

It’s the Day After Christmas. The gifts have been opened. The food has been eaten (well, except for a few cookies you’ve been holding back for today!). Your guests have started to return home. And, you’re feeling a bit overwhelmed … Read More

Music Monday: Christmas Volume 2

RachelChristmas, Music Monday

It’s the week of Christmas! Only 5 more days until the pitter-patter of feet rushing toward stuffed stockings, decorated trees, and warm kitchens (coffee anyone?!). In the background you might also have on the annual holiday parade or Christmas tunes … Read More

Free Gift For You

RachelChristmas, Lambie Love

Get the wallpaper:  1920×1080 Well, here in Texas the weathermen are saying it could reach a balmy 70 degrees by Christmas Day. Nothing anywhere near the realm of a white winter, snow, ice, or blizzard. So, while we dream of … Read More

Music Monday: Christmas Volume 1

RachelChristmas, Music Monday

I love Christmas music. Plain and simple. I could listen to it all year because there are so many different versions, artist renditions, and new songs to hear. I actually get frustrated with my local radio stations at this time … Read More

The Message in the Candy Cane

RachelChristmas

We love eating candy canes in our office and home, and love this little poem about origins of the candy cane because of it’s beautiful, inspirational message. We also really love how it references our Lord as our Shepherd. What … Read More

Giving Thanks: Hope (Day #28)

RachelGiving Thanks, Life

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“Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for He who promised is faithful.” Hebrews 10:23 I am thankful for Hope. I am thankful that even when it feels like the world is against us, we can have Hope … Read More

Giving Thanks: Today (Day #25)

RachelGiving Thanks, Life

Are you thankful for right now? Are you living in the present as opposed to the past? Are you taking in the moment or waiting for the future to start living your life? Be thankful for right now. Today. Do … Read More

Giving Thanks: Parents (Day #24)

RachelGiving Thanks, Life

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For Day #24, I am giving thanks for my parents. My parents are the best. No, I mean it. The Best. Both of my parents were raised during a time when there were no cell phones or computers, church services … Read More