I attended a writing conference a few years back where I studied under the amazing Crystal Bowman. During her class, she asked us to write a short poem for children. When she read “At the Beach” she immediately sent me to Clubhouse Jr. editor Jesse Florea. Jesse loved the poem and bought it on the spot. He actually remembered my writing from a previous submission that was a little too old for the magazine’s target audience. He told me that my story had to go through many hands before it reached his desk, and he congratulated me.
Without further ado, here is my tear sheet featuring the poem “At the Beach” with adorable artwork by Christy Schneider.