I am pleased to share my entry for Susanna Leonard Hill’s 9th annual writing contest. The full details and rules can be found here: Halloweensie Contest – the fine print This is a wonderful way to connect with other picture book writers and there are some amazing prizes, too. The basic rules are that the storyContinue reading “Cooking Up Halloween Decorations”
Only one of us is happy for October snow.
The is no shortage of wild animals near where I live, but seeing this guy and his friends in one of the pastures always brightens my day. On a quick trip last week, I noticed him standing alone in the meadow, far from the crowd, and wanted to stop. But I had an errand thatContinue reading “A Gentle Giant”
I’ve been meaning to share this for a week but I’ve been under the weather and had a few deadlines. I love visiting schools to share ALIANA REACHES FOR THE MOON with children. It’s fun to watch them respond to the story and then talk about it afterwards. I also share a slide show withContinue reading “Reflections on a School Visit”
Two nights in a row as I’m driving home, the night sky suddenly reveals a magnificent moonrise. At first glimpse it’s surreal – so bright and a magnificent shade of gold. This is an unfiltered shot from tonight.