Friday, November 6, 2015

My Family press

Praise for My Family:

"A pleasantly painted picture of blended family life for the primary school crowd."


Tuesday, September 1, 2015

My Family

Well, today's the big day! All 6 books in my picture book series from Abdo are out! As the "mom" of sextuplets, the pregnancy was easy, with the help of midwife aka editor Heidi at Magic Wagon/Abdo Publishing, and I think all 6 book babies "look" like me - funny and sweet, celebrating everyone's own special family, whatever it looks like.

Friday, August 28, 2015

My Family

Here's a fun video my buddy Lee Wind did, catching my "first sight" moment with 2 of the books.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Time to Celebrate!

So excited about my book covers - all 6 will be available September 1st! Thanks to Magic Wagon, a division of Abdo Publishing.

Monday, September 29, 2014

From writer/editor Deborah Halverson, on arc:

Your main character needs to have something at stake, a fear of losing something, so he'll fight to protect it no matter what (the "so what?" factor). It must matter - make failing unacceptable.

Monday, September 15, 2014

From writer and editor Andrea Pinkney:

What do you bring that nobody else can bring? Show me in your writing. Depart your comfort zone.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Gems from a summer SCBWI conference agent panel:

Keep Trying. Keep going, even on those days you want to curl up and hide under the bed. Keep going.

Don't rush your endings.

Do it because you love it. Be willing to scrap a manuscript, because each one brings us to the next. Seek out your peers.