Out of town

Out of town This past weekend we travelled several hours out of town for a wedding. The groom we’ve known all his life, the bride for a number of years. The wedding was everything weddings should be: joyous, friendly, full of love and laughter. The venue was by the...
Christmas Cheer

Christmas Cheer

Christmas Cheer I love Christmas. I love the gathering, the sharing, the wonder. Okay, also the feasting. It’s crazy busy always, but fabulous to spend time with family and friends. After the last couple of years, being together is even more special. I also love...

A new page

A New Page is a good thing? This is the scariest thing in a writer’s life. A blank page. Or is that just me? I have many a beautiful notebook that remains in pristine state, because I’m too scared to make a mark on a page. I’m much better with...
A Clean Desk

A Clean Desk

A Clean Desk   … well, to be perfectly honest … a clean-ER desk   … but nowhere near as clean as this one. I’ve just submitted a picture book manuscript and now the waiting begins. This story nearly killed me! Dramatic? A touch, perhaps, but I...
Treasure! The beginnings…

Treasure! The beginnings…

Pirates!  The beginnings.. About eight years ago, I wrote a picture book story based on an ‘auto-correct’ phrase. Not one I made, but one that another poet conjured when we were part of a summer poetry blog called A Poem A Day. A Poem A Day was set up by...
Iceberg: From Idea to Book

Iceberg: From Idea to Book

Iceberg: From Idea to Book Picture books do not happen overnight. No books do. But man it’s exciting when they finally do make it into the world. What begins as a word or an idea, and grows and changes endlessly before submission. This story began as a poem...