Eric Blogs about Books and Writing

Old Friends
Posted on 20, Nov, 2017 under Uncategorized.

I just got back from having lunch with my friend Chris Wubbenhorst, who was one of the best children’s librarians I ever met. Unfortunately, about 20 years ago, budget cuts led her district to reduce the number of librarians. Chris

Autographing at Wild Arts
Posted on 19, Nov, 2017 under Books.

I spent a delightful afternoon at the Portland Audubon Society’s Wild Arts Festival. It’s one of our city’s premier shopping events. Lots of authors and artists offering all sorts of books and handicrafts focused on the wildlife and natural environments

Say Hello to Big Sam
Posted on 18, Jul, 2017 under Books, Illustration.

I have another book coming out in August. Say ‘Hello’ to Big Sam, the giant. Sam has to make a giant challah for Rosh Hashanah, enough to feed all his friends. He has a lot of them and some are

A Surprise On My Doorstep
Posted on 14, Jun, 2017 under Books.

I opened the door this morning to find a box of books on my front porch. The publisher usually sends a box of 10 or 20 books to the author and the artist when a new book or a new

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