Writing life Category

Happy Birthday, A BEAR’S YEAR!





A BEAR’S YEAR launch day is finally here — Yay!

(Imagine fireworks, a parade, hundreds of balloons released)

I’ve written stories about bears that live in houses, wear clothes, decorate Christmas trees, and trick or treat. Now … Read More


PreOrder Event!


The launch of A BEAR’S YEAR is just around the corner on October 27!

Up until then Blue Willow Bookshop is hosting a PreOrder event.

If you are looking for a gift for a little one, or you yourself are … Read More


Congratulations Gerry Turley!




I just got the wonderful news that Gerry Turley will have art from A BEAR’S YEAR exhibited in the annual The Original Art Exhibit of the Society of Illustrators for illustrators of “the best children’s books of the … Read More





Yes, I’m waiting.

On October 27 my new book A Bear’s Year will launch.

The story started as a spark, a thought. Do bears dream?  That spark turned into a poem about a mother bear and her cubs in … Read More


Tend Your Writing Garden

Spring is here at last!

The gloom is gone, the sun is out. In my garden, plants are waking. It’s time to water, feed, trim, weed, and plant.



If you’re anything like me, your writing garden  needs some extra-special … 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 Comes to Houston!



I’m very excited to be part of WriteSpace a brand new organization in Houston to nourish and support writers and their work. Summer workshops are getting underway soon! Over 15 workshops are being offered this summer for novelists, poets, … 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


Great support makes all the difference!

When I did a story time to read TAKE ME TO YOUR BBQ at the BookPeople in Austin in August, I was fortunate to have the support of my husband and some wonderful writers from Austin, including Cynthia Leitich Smith.… Read More