Welcome! This is the home of my writing, illustrations, and Simply 7 interviews. 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 get quite busy sometimes!) If you’re interested in an illustration commission, feel free to […]
I’m hoping to explain to anyone who might NOT be a teacher, what is going on over here behind the curtain of the great and powerful Oz. Teachers know. Some parents understand. But there is a great deal of opinion and slander being bandied about that IS NOT BASED ON FACT. However, I’m not going […]
Today I get to share with you a very special book, one that made me cry at its beauty when I thought I already knew the whole story.
Today brings another first. This is the seventh Simply 7 I have done with Josh Funk!
Apparently this is the time for confessions in my blog. I admit that I was NOT a huge Beatrix Potter fan until I read Susan Branch’s book “A Fine Romance” a few years ago about her amazing trip to England (which was right up this Anglophile’s alley). The section she wrote about visiting Beatrix Potter’s […]
I have to admit something. I learned something new doing today’s interview. Until I read this picture book, I’d never heard about light pollution. Or rather, I knew about it, but I didn’t understand the effects it had on the world at large (other than not being able to see the stars at night when […]
Today I get to talk to TWO amazing picture book creators. And since they worked together to create this book, I thought it would make perfect sense to interview them together. At the same time. That’s right! For the first time ever on this blog, I will be simultaneously interviewing TWO people!
The book in today’s Simply 7 came as a complete surprise. With a surprise twist and sincere tenderness, I’m guessing you will love this book as much as I did.
Teachers: take note of today’s picture book. This may be one you’ll want in your own classroom!
I love the ocean and I love swimming in it. So when I heard about the picture book in today’s Simply 7 about Korean “mermaids,” you KNOW I had to track the author down!
Today I have a special Simply 7 to share with you where I interview both the author AND illustrator of a recently released picture book, featuring DOUGHNUTS!