Summer in Wisconsin

Always such a gorgeous time when we visit our family and friends in Wisconsin. We laugh ourselves silly over cheese curds, beer, and frozen custard. This time, we made a day trip to House on the Rock, mostly because it’s featured in Neil Gaiman’s American Gods. So worth the drive. Amazing how fast the time […]

May flowers

I’m working hard to finish the next draft of my novel before May 31, so have to make myself stop and look around from time to time. Some pix from my (container) garden:

Top 5 Cool Things About Oral Surgery

A whole bowl of homemade chocolate-chia pudding ALL FOR ME. Jammies all weekend. Total. Netflix. Domination. “Don’t ask me. Can’t talk. Dad’s in charge.” Never had IV anesthesia before and I love new experiences! BONUS: As Nora Ephron said, It’s all copy. (Just wait for my next book, Dental Adventures!) Ugh. Today I visit the […]

Conference time

It’s here! JambaLAya Kidlit Conference 2019, right here in New Orleans. Our regional branch of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI LA/MS) hosts this annual three-day conference, full of Master Classes, keynote speakers, written and in-person critiques, breakout sessions, casual meet-ups, dinners, and even a breakfast session for published authors & illustrators. […]