I don’t really do New Year’s Resolutions. If I have a need or desire to make a change in my habits or focus, I tend to do it as needed. The Christmas holidays are usually too full for me to start thinking about those things on January 1 anyway. I am also a slow-processer. IContinue reading “My Words for 2022”
I have learned so much about the craft of writing during this last year. I’m no expert, but I thought it would be fun to share some tips and tricks that have been the most helpful to me for improving my skills. Hopefully some of you will find this helpful. One of the first thingsContinue reading “Writing Tips: Mentor Texts”
I had a plan that I made at the beginning of the year. I would write 4 picture books by the end of 2021. The first would be the global food book, followed by a picture book biography, and then 2 more that were not yet clear to me. It was ambitious, but I feltContinue reading “The Birth of a New Book”
Last week we made the decision to push back the release date on AJ’s Neighborhood. Here’s some of what happened: When Amanda and I originally began discussing the book, I imagined a much shorter amount of time for her to complete the illustrations. If I had my way, the book would have come on inContinue reading “AJ’s Neighborhood: Release Postponed”
AJ’s Neighborhood is inspired by my son and our neighborhood, obviously. We love our neighborhood, and we do take walks to the library all the time. And AJ does wear rainboots a lot despite us living in Southern California drought conditions. But there’s a lot more to the backstory of how I came to writeContinue reading “AJ’s Neighborhood: The Backstory”
I have been a writer my whole life, but only recently began calling myself one….
Thanks for checking out my blog! I hope this will be a space where I can share some interesting thoughts and writing with you all. I am sure there will be a good number of lists, because I love a good lists. There is a chance this will be only lists… but we’ll see. EitherContinue reading “Welcome to the blog!”