Eric Blogs about Books and Writing

Off To France!
Posted on 16, Apr, 2016 under Motivation, Writing.

I see again that I haven’t kept up my resolution to post regularly. Lots of things are going on. We are preparing for a birding trip to the south of France to see birds in the Camargue region. This is

Going International
Posted on 11, Mar, 2016 under Books, Illustration, Motivation.

Some interesting things have happened lately. I received a request for permission to reprint one of my favorite stories, The Magic Dreidels, in Russian. The book has been out-of-print for several years. I immediately wrote to the illustrator, my good

Back From The Coast
Posted on 05, Mar, 2016 under Books, Illustration, Motivation, Writing.

I just returned home from four days at the Oregon Coast. I spent the first three days at Warrenton Grade School, just southwest from Astoria. Kathi Merritt, the librarian, has been a good friend of mine for years. This is

Back In The Game
Posted on 04, Feb, 2016 under Motivation, Writing.

My writing’s been getting me down for a while. I tried lots of different ideas. Nothing seemed to work. My agent, Jenn Laughran, was working hard. Nothing was working at her end either. Sitting down to write anything was becoming

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