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 […]

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:

Shoutout to librarians!

April whizzed by! Between oral surgery (bleh) and the kids’ spring break (whee?) I got a lot of reading (and some writing) done. My younger son & I visited the main branch of the New Orleans Public Library, and the kids’ room librarian was so excited to offer us books based on what we were […]

Book review: Strange the Dreamer and Muse of Nightmares

I have a new favorite author. Laini Taylor writes YA fantasy novels of unexpected magic, detailed characterization, romance, and adventure. Strange the Dreamer and its sequel, Muse of Nightmares, are her most recent, and I am hooked. If you like soaring, imaginative epics grounded in realistic, complex emotion, you will be too. In Strange the […]