Hi, I’m Patricia- writer, artist, and full-time mommy of 4 little youngsters under 6. Life is a joyful mess. 😀

Pete’s Paleo Petshop is a children’s picture book series, set in a world where you can visit the shop to meet your very own prehistoric friend.  At the moment time has stopped in the Jurassic period, the “golden age” of the dinosaurs, but this is only the beginning.  Over time I’ll be expanding the series so you can meet all sorts of amazing animals- anything from giant T-rex and woolly mammoth, to tiny and beautiful creatures from the dawn of time.

On the 1st of each month, we have our Critter-of-the-Month, where you can meet one of the many paleo-pets Pete cares for in the shop. 🙂


Thank you for joining me here at the shop! 🙂



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  1. First off I want to say terrific blog! I had a quick
    question which I’d like to ask if you do not
    mind. I was interested to find out how you center yourself and clear your mind
    before writing. I have had a hard time clearing my mind in getting my thoughts out.
    I truly do take pleasure in writing however it just seems like the first 10 to 15 minutes are wasted just trying
    to figure out how to begin. Any recommendations or hints?

    Thank you!


    1. Hi! I’ve taken the liberty of editing your name a little, since I strive to make this a kid-friendly site.

      Thank you for your question, I’ll try to answer it as best I can. 🙂

      When I write, I find it’s best to just sit down, set a timer, and write.

      Easier said than done, I know. But I find that doing special stuff to “clear the mind” or “get in the groove”, is really just procrastination.

      The easiest way to get rid of the slurry of thoughts, especially the inner critic, is just to write.

      Don’t edit, don’t think about that typo, just get words on the page until your time is up.

      Once you have words, then you can change them. Until then, just keep in mind what you’re trying to say and make your fingers move.

      I’m sure the dozens of websites dedicated to writing have more useful info, but that’s how I do it. 🙂


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    1. Hi! I’d be totally fine if you quoted my articles. Just please have a link back to my original article. Thank you, I’m glad you like it, and I really appreciate you sharing it.

      Might I ask which article? 🙂


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