Welcome! This is the new home of my writing, musings, illustrations, and Simply 7 interviews. You can also find me at my old website. If you’re interested in a Simply 7 interview for your picture book, feel free to contact me, though I reserve the right to not do an interview.
I told you there was some amazing things in store for the blog this summer. Today, it’s my 5th interview with Diana Murray. FIFTH! She is a writing fiend!
It is time to announce who won the copies of both of Susanna Leonard Hill’s books. And folks, we have TWO winners. Yeah!! I’m excited to announce: Danielle Hammelef (“When Your Elephant has the Sniffles”) and Todd Sturgell (“When Your Lion Needs a Bath”) you have both won a copy of one of these fabulous […]
I was able to go to the big SCBWI National conference for the first time this summer in LA. It was amazing! The speakers, the authors, the people! It was … overwhelming. I took in as much as I could in 5 days and walked away exhausted, stunned and (dare I say it) zombified. It’s […]
This summer brings some amazing things to the Simply 7 interview series that I’m SO excited to share with you guys! Today, I get to bring you TWO interviews for the price of ONE. That’s right, I was able to interview BOTH the author and the illustrator of today’s picture books. Yes, there’s TWO books […]
I finally get to share a book with you that I’ve been just waiting with suppressed glee to discuss: “Shark Lady” by Jess Keating. It’s a non-fiction picture book about one of the Ocean’s most fearless scientists. And you know how much I do love anything in relation to the ocean and the study of […]
Perhaps you haven’t noticed, but I like a good illustration challenge. Inktober, Holidoodle, Doodle Day, and Animal Alphabets are just the tip of the iceberg with challenges I’ve participated in. These challenges are both good practice of my skills (they keep me producing) and an assignment to illustrate. Sort of.
“What IS that? Uck! Man! It stinks. There’s a terrible smell coming from the fridge. Do YOU smell that? We’ve got to figure out what it is!” We’ve ALL had that conversation at least once in our lives. Yet leave it to Josh Funk to take that conversation and run with it for a sequel […]