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writing for children

From Sketch to (almost!) Finished—-The first Illustration for Bedtime for Little Owl

I spent much of this weekend working on the first illustration for my story Bedtime for Little Owl. It isn’t quite complete yet, but it’s finished enough to get your feedback, and show you the sketch it started from. Why did I start with this panel? Well, actually, it was the only one I had … Continue reading »

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Work in Progress, more sketches for Bedtime for Little Owl

I’ve been recovering in bed for the past few days after having a stomach bug and then getting a kidney stone on top of that. (Yes, Mom, I’m drinking lots of water!) If you know me, you know that I don’t like sitting still— so if I wasn’t napping I was keeping my hands busy. … Continue reading »

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Bedtime for Little Owl

I am working on a new project, because I wasn’t busy enough (joking!) This book is a new challenge I’ve set for myself though. The story is about a little owl who wants to stay awake during the day and explore because the world looks so beautiful in the sunshine, but he discovers that there … Continue reading »

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My events page has been updated!

Want to meet me in person? Visit my events page to find out if I’ll be somewhere near you! Want me to come to your event? Send me a note through my contact page! Some events where you’ll find me this spring: I’ll be Skyping with classrooms around the country in March to celebrate literacy. … Continue reading »

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Fabulous author blog hop!

I was invited to participate in the blog hop by Fabulous Author Roxanne Werner. I had the privilege of working with Roxanne as an author when I edited Real Girls Don’t Rust for Spencer Hill Press. It’s a fabulous collection of steampunk short stories. check it out, here!  Roxanne is an imaginative author with an … Continue reading »

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To Find A Wonder, sad news

I recently learned that the publisher (LLDreamspell) for To Find A Wonder is closing down due to the untimely death of one of it’s owners. She had battled cancer for a long time and apparently had a second cancer that snuck in under the radar. The two women that ran this publishing company were great … Continue reading »

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Books are Magic! Why two North Carolina Moms collect books for needy children and how you can help!

A couple of months ago I stumbled upon this great non-profit organization run by two moms in North Carolina called Books Are Magic. After reading about them and what they believe I decided that I wanted to help.  Hapenny Magick was recently picked up by Spencer Hill Press for re-release and I had a couple … Continue reading »

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New sketches in for Fox Hollow Tales!

Just in! Sketches for the official Fox Hollow Tales map! Two corners of the map are shown below and a new sketch of Wojer fishing at his favorite watering hole. Did you know you could get a chance to name one of the roads or shops in Fox Hollow? Check out our kickstarter page to … Continue reading »

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Another free pattern to celebrate Fox Hollow Tales!

This cute little bear is one of the creatures you might meet in Fox Hollow! Want to meet some of the other creatures that live in Fox Hollow? My Kickstarter campaign is going strong and you can visit and see other character sketches and watch the video! Please help me spread the word and meet … Continue reading »

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Fox Hollow Tales, Kickstarter is launched!

3…2…1.. Today I launched the kickstarter for my project with illustrator Patricia Ann Lewis– she’s the fabulous artist who illustrated Hapenny Magick and To Find A Wonder. It’s a scarey feeling to put your work out to the world but also exciting =0) Fox Hollow Tales is a series of stories set in New England … Continue reading »

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