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 […]

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. […]