Cooking Up Halloween Decorations

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”

A Gentle Giant

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”

Reflections on a School Visit

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”

Waning Gibbous Moon Magic

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.