May 2013

On Redwood Time.

By |2019-03-07T20:32:07-08:00May 24th, 2013|inspiration, travel, writing kid's books|

Ancient One who makes all things new may we receive with gentleness and touch with hopefulness and protect with fierceness and love with tenderness; and may we celebrate with gratefulness and welcome with humbleness and tend with gracefulness all that you give into our care. -- Jan Richardson ........................................................................................................ We just returned from 8 days [...]

January 2013

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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May 2011

April 2011

Children’s Book Publishing FAQ

By |2019-03-07T20:32:09-08:00April 25th, 2011|inspiration, writing kid's books|

"I have this idea for a children's book, but how do I get it published?" I have heard this so many times over the past few years -- from dear friends and family, family members of childhood friends, girlfriends of ex-boyfriends :), blog friends, students, and strangers. I am no expert on this. My own [...]

August 2010

seeing stories.

By |2019-03-07T20:32:11-08:00August 1st, 2010|inspiration, writing kid's books|

a sweet, still moment from a recent visit to the Lama Foundation nearby. these mountains ground me in a way i've never felt prior. i am so grateful for living in such a beautiful place with endless inspiration. So, remember that cigar box I’ve been stuffing with story fragments scribbled on note cards? I laid [...]