Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Two New Children's Books by Gayle C. Krause

Coming in fall 2018 from Clearfork/Spork Publishing - DADDY, CAN YOU SEE THE MOON?

A young boy and his soldier dad share special moments by looking at the moon each night. But when Dad comes home a wounded warrior his son discovers it’s the power of love that kept them connected all along, and he plays a major part in his father’s recovery.

Written in rhyming couplets, this serious topic touches the heartstrings and has a happy ending. 
Suitable for every family that overcomes hardship.

#military family #wounded warrior #father/son relationship #love #rhyme

Available for Pre-Order here:

And releasing Spring 2019 - ONCE UPON A TWISTED TALE.  

The Gingerbread Man may have escaped from everyone else, but when he meets Little Red Riding Hood, he’s not so lucky.

When Rumplestiltskin solves the back pain problem of the princess who sleeps on twenty mattresses, he becomes the unlikely King.

And Jack’s giant becomes the Emperor’s bodyguard. Those swindlers better find a cloak that makes them invisible.

From a frog that thinks he’s Sleeping Beauty to a rapping fairy godmother who sends Cinderella to a Hip-Hop Ball, these poems beg to be read out loud. Various forms are included in this 30-poem collection, each infused with a combination of fairy tales that result in silly, serious, or sentimental stories. 

Children can participate in the readings as small skits of hilarious fun or compare the fractured rhyming tales to the original ones, as per the National Reading Common Core standards. 

 #poetry collection #fractured farytales #rhyme

Available for Pre-Order here:

You can follow Gail's writing journey at
She is represented by Rebecca Angus of Golden Wheat Literary.

Sunday, December 24, 2017


Christmas Eve has finally arrived. Santa and his reindeer have already started their journey from the North Pole. And tucked in his bag, amid all the wonderful toys for the children of the world are seven special gifts from KIDLIT, INK.

We would like to wish all of our fellow writers and readers of children’s books a VERY, MERRY CHRISTMAS and a HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Thank you all for participating in our Santa’s Bag of Christmas Critiques.

Many of you requested critiques and selected the winners.

They are:

Lynn MariePat Thomas

Marcia NessLindsay Barrett George

Jolene Guitterez  - Jan Cheripko

Tracy BrownClara Gillow Clark

Lisa KatzenbergerGayle C. Krause

K.Kim Briggs 

Theresa MilsteinAlison Myers

CONGRATULATIONS to the winners! You may contact us at for a direct connection with your Kid Lit author.

Have a wonderful holiday! Merry Revision & Happy New Book!

Pat, Alison, Gayle, Kim, Lindsay, Jan, and Kim

Wednesday, December 6, 2017


Dear Writers:

If you asked Santa for a little help with your writing this year, then this is the gift he has on his sleigh for you…

… a bagful of Christmas Critiques from the children’s authors of KIDLIT, INK.

Alison Meyers – (1) query letter critique – MY SPECIAL WORD.

Jan Cheripko  (1) YA – first 10 pages critique – RAT

Kim Briggs – (1) YA – first 10 pages critique – STARFALL

Clara Gillow Clark – (1) MG first 10-pages critique – HATTIE ON HER WAY

Lindsay Barrett George – (1) author/illustrator PB critique – MAGGIE’S BALL

Gayle C. Krause – (1) rhyming PB critique – DADDY, CAN YOU SEE THE MOON?

Pat Thomas – (1) rhyming PB critique – STAND BACK SAID THE ELEPHANT

That’s seven (7) critiques in all.

To be eligible, please follow the KIDLIT, INK blog and leave the title of your manuscript in the comments below, as well as which author you’d like to review your work. will select the winners on Christmas Eve. Names will be posted on the KIDLIT, INK blog and you will have three months to respond. You can Private Message your email address to the authors from the KIDLIT Facebook page and each author will contact you.


Tuesday, December 5, 2017

WINTERFEST at the Hawley Library - December 9, 2017

Join KIDLIT, INK at the Hawley Library to celebrate...






Thursday, April 13, 2017

TWICE BETRAYED, a new MG Historical Fiction Novel by Gayle C. Krause

So happy to announce that another one of the KIDLIT crew has a new book published.

Gayle C. Krause has just had her MG Historical Fiction novel published.

With the spark of independence crackling in Colonial Philadelphia, three girls dress as boys and head to the river to put a perilous plan into action, but only two return. The third, a milliner’s assistant, is found drowned, with gold in her hems, coded spy letters in her bodice, and a journal implicating another sewing apprentice in the treacherous plot.

All eyes turn toward Perdy Rogers, Betsy Ross’ thirteen-year-old apprentice, but she’s no spy!  With her life on the line, she struggles to untangle herself from the web of deceit and learns the hard way that freedom, whether an individual’s or a country’s, comes at a cost.

Book is available on


If you like Revolutionary War historical fiction, the danger of spies, and the intricacies of pre-teen friendships, you will enjoy TWICE BETRAYED.

 A little bit about Gayle C. Krause - 

A Master educator, Gayle C. Krause has taught Children’s Literature at the secondary and post-secondary levels to prospective Early Childhood and Elementary teachers. She’s also taught certified teachers, other children’s authors, served on Eastern Pennsylvania SCBWI’s Critique-a-thon-evaluating member’s sample pages, and organized and hosted writing retreats for the past ten years.

She holds an editing certificate from a local college and operates a critique service for rhyming picture book writers— First Peek Critique. One of her repeat clients has gone on to be nominated for the 2016 SCBWI Crystal Kite Award. She also served as assistant rhyming editor for Underneath the Juniper Tree, a children’s online magazine.

And look for her new picture book, Daddy, Can You See the Moon? scheduled for publication on November 7, 2017 by Clear Fork Publishing, in time for Veteran's Day.