Elsewhere Studios, here we come!

Excited!! My July residency at Elsewhere Studios begins soon, and the whole family will be coming along! This is my–and Elsewhere’s–inaugural parent residency, so it will be a great adventure to discover where families and art intersect. Here’s a little description from Elsewhere about their plans for us in July: A LOOK AT THE MONTH […]

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. […]

Poem published

Check it out! My poem “The Muse” has just appeared in the January 2019 issue of Bloodbond: A Digest of the Dark Side, Vampires, Werewolves, & Shapeshifters! Unfortunately, this issue is the last of Bloodbond, but publisher Alban Lake Publishing is beginning a new publication, parABnormal, for “all things spooky, strange, sci-fi, and weird that […]

New Year reading resolutions

Russia’s in the news, the bogeyman (bogeycountry?) from my childhood, only then it was “Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall” from a president staunchly opposed to Russian policies and interference (not that he was a peach, either). So here at the beginning of 2019, and after thoroughly enjoying Katherine Arden’s Russian-set The Bear and the Nightingale, I […]