September 2014

Luna and Me: Book preview and love of process

By |2019-03-07T20:32:07-08:00September 16th, 2014|luna and me, mamahood, picture books|

"Baby, you are my sunny afternoon, you sprinkle magic in my heart." – Tulsi, age 5 It's 5:08 AM and has been over a year since I last wrote in this space. Much can happen in a year, like a 4 year old (now 5) blowing my mind nearly every day with the ways she [...]

March 2012

February 2012

New Interactive Book Art! – Travel Behind-the-Scenes of my book

By |2019-03-07T20:32:08-08:00February 22nd, 2012|everyday, illustration, india, inspiration, picture books, same same but different, writing kid's books|

I just created a page "FOR KIDS" (and parents, teachers, big kids...) -- it is now in my menu above. I think it's super fun, and I hope it will inspire young authors and illustrators. At the top is an interactive page with 27 different "clicks" that shares some of my writing & art process [...]

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November 2011


By |2019-03-07T20:32:09-08:00November 10th, 2011|picture books|

A sweet morning walk in the snow. Tulsi leading the way. Sticks and snow-doodles, snowbows and glitter. Climbing up snow mountains and sliding down the other side. And at some point, I said "This reminds me of a book!" And Tulsi yelled back from up ahead, "A Snowy Day!" and picked up a clump of [...]

I want to go to School in India!

By |2019-03-07T20:32:09-08:00November 8th, 2011|india, picture books|

Pretty much anyone who knows me, knows I have a big heart-connection with India and Nepal. It happens pretty often that I hear a song, hear someone speaking Hindi or Nepali, or see a photograph from a close friend who is presently in India or has just returned, and I get this overwhelming urge to [...]