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Cover Reveal! A BEAR’S YEAR

I’m so happy to be able to show you the beautiful cover for my upcoming book, A BEAR’S YEAR, which will be published by Schwartz & Wade in October.


Gerry Turley’s illustrations are perfect for this story of a … Read More


Happy 2015!

My 2015 is getting off to an exciting start!  I hope yours is off to a great start, too.

First some good news: I’ve received the long anticipated final art for A BEAR’S YEAR. The illustrations by Gerry TurleyRead More


Writespace Fall Workshops

I’m excited to be teaching another picture book revision workshop at Houston’s Writespace on November 1. For more information about this class and the other classes being offered this fall check out Writespace’s website here http://www.writespacehouston.org/workshops.html. There is … Read More


Let’s Skype!

I LOVE Skyping with schools! What a great way to for authors and readers to connect.

For classes and groups that have read my books, I do free twenty-minute question and answer sessions. I can go anywhere, anytime! It’s so … Read More


Icing On The Cake

I love visiting schools!

I’ve had great visits these last two weeks to Duchesne Academy and Bunker Hill Elementary in Houston.

I’ve been showing students this picture of myself taken on my recent vacation which included this stop in the … Read More


Cowboys and Aliens!


Yesterday I had two great school visits!

At Laura Ingalls Wilder Elementary in Alvin, Texas I was greeted with a big Yippee-ki-yay! Librarian Sheri Howard was a great host!

Two hundred students arrived— half as cowboys and half as aliens! … Read More


In Search of the Perfect BBQ Cupcake



Ever since I started thinking about my book launch of TAKE ME TO YOUR BBQ from Disney Hyperion, I knew the launch party needed to include barbecue. I also wanted it to be in the Blue Willow Book Shop Read More


UFO’s in Roswell and South Texas!

This year my annual Christmas visit to Santa Fe was filled intrigue.

Snow! Tales of a UFO crash and recovery of alien bodies! A strange sighting in the early morning West Texas sky!

And after I got home, a news … Read More


Dreaming and Writing

Today I met with my dream group. Once a month, a yoga instructor, an origami artist, an environmentalist and I spend an afternoon sharing dreams. We catch up, eat, and read dreams from our dream journals. Kind of like a … Read More