Hello, spring!

I know most of the country is still getting blasted by winter, but here in New Orleans, spring is awakening. (It’ll be summer in about 24 hours, so enjoying it while it lasts!)

Bye-bye, winter 2018

We so rarely get snow or ice in New Orleans, I compiled evidence of this January’s effects on the back yard. Most of my plants died, except for the little satsuma tree!

JambaLAya Kidlit Conference 2018

  For the second year in a row, the Louisiana/Mississippi chapter of SCBWI knocked it outta the park! This is one of the best kidlit conferences I’ve attended, and I’ve been to a few. I tend to prefer regional conferences for the intimacy and depth of focus, not to mention the community building, and this one delivered. […]

Vegetarian gumbo recipe

It’s so COLD here! Good weather for gumbo, though. I’ve been a vegetarian for close to 30 years. (How have I done anything for 30 years? But I digress.) My whole family is vegetarian, so I’m always looking for kid-friendly, veggie recipes that are easy to make. Traditional New Orleans food tends to be spicy, meat-or-seafood-based, […]