Sylvia & Janet are hosting at Poetry for Children. It’s the summer of the cinquain — Michelle got me hooked on them! I’m sending them for the 2014 Summer Poetry Swap, and here is one inspired by my recent participation in a quilt for a young lady who was injured in a car accident […]
Where can you find the perfect book after the sun goes down? The Midnight Library, of course! The little librarian and her three trusty owl assistants work hard every night to find just the right book for each animal that visits the library. Everyone loves how quiet and peaceful the library is, until . . […]
On June 24, 2014 I fulfilled a longtime wish: I went to Powell’s City of Books in Portland. I’d planned to stay a couple of hours. I filled my arms so quickly I didn’t stay that long. But I plan to return . . . The journal wall, prominently featured near the entrance currently […]
It’s Poetry Friday! My friend Tabatha has today’s round-up at her blog, The Opposite of Indifference. I’ve missed you, PF friends! My blog is still not recovered from its forced transition, but I’m getting used to WordPress little by little. I have a lot to learn! While I’ve been away, I’ve really been *away* — […]
This song and video are for all of my fellow word nerds who wish they could take a red pen to every misused apostrophe seen in public. It’s quite possibly my favorite Weird Al parody ever.
Saturday was the monthly meeting of the Possum Town Quilters. I took several pictures during “Show & Tell” by our members and during the presentation by our guest speaker. Here are a few highlights.
While on vacation, I got treated to this amazing “Summer Pasta Salad.” If you don’t like a bunch of hot food in the summer and you’re tired of the usual fare, I highly recommend trying this. It has a pesto-lime dressing that is made from scratch but worth the time. (Finally, a use for all […]
If you like fabric and have ever wondered how the amazing colors and patterns are created, check out this video by designer Robert Kaufman.
2006 was a big year. I was in grad school. I was working hard at writing for children. I was working full-time at Hearst Castle. And I started this blog. My dream: get paid to read and write children’s books. A wise friend suggested I “step into the frame” and try reading and reviewing books […]
This morning I’m struggling to come to terms with the fact that 8 years of blog content is virtually gone. I’ve spent hours on the phone with Customer Service at GoDaddy trying to migrate content. With the cancellation of the type of software they offer, all of my images, comments to my blog, and audio/video […]