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.
It’s already November! Can you believe it? This year has flown by and many of us are already at the end of Fall or, like in Alaska, at the start of winter. What better time to talk about Fall activities we really enjoy (like Pumpkin Spice everything these days) and have an interview about my […]
If you’re an illustrator, you know all about Inktober (created by Jake Parker for the month of October). If you don’t, you should. It was even highlighted by SCBWI this year!
It’s time for me to give away a few things. Remember at the beginning of October when I said I’d be giving away some Alaskan prizes to a few lucky winners. Remember these things in the photo?
Once upon a time, as a child, I read as many fairy tales as I could get my hands on at the library. Then as an early teen I discovered “The Juniper Tree” written by the Grimm brothers and illustrated by Maurice Sendak and it changed my life forever. It was dark and gory and […]
Yippee! This blog (at this address) is officially 1 year old. Granted, my old website was around a few years prior to that, but I converted it to WordPress and started using my blog here in October of last year. SO … yeah! It’s time to celebrate!
And now I get to reveal a surprise interview that I’ve been sitting on for months! It’s one of my favorite picture books out this year (released next week). “Love, Triangle” by Marcie Colleen is right up there with Tara Lazar’s “7 Ate 9” with amazing pun humor and classic long-lasting appeal.
Recently I was able to meet one of my favorite childhood writer-illustrators: Rosemary Wells. I remember loving her bunnies and their escapades. I was nearly speechless upon meeting her in my own state. And she brought her art work with her to share with us Alaskans (who don’t always get to see these kinds of […]