Here’s a terrific article about American Fantasy by my friend Bobbi Miller that I want to share. It’s well worth reading if you love folklore and fantasy. Bobbi’s new book, Big River’s Daughter, is my favorite book so far this year. Click HERE for the link.
There’s a terrific exhibit of Andrew Glass’s illustrations for Moby Dick at the Danforth Museum and School of Art in Framingham, Massachusetts. Here’s a link to an article about it. Click HERE. The best part is reading the children’s reactions. “They try to catch this big whale but never do.” Hannah says, “Whales don’t eat [...]
Does it get better than this? JoAnn Berg, a preschool teacher, took the time to write to me about my book, The Three Little Tamales. Here’s what she wrote: I am a preschool teacher. I teach mostly children whose families are from Mexico. I found your book, The Three Little Tamales. My children loved the [...]
This was an exciting week. Little Red Hot was officially published last Monday. All sorts of good things have happened since then. Amazon had an online special featuring Little Red Hot and my other Amazon books. That should result in a few sales, considering that Amazon promotions go out all over the world. Our local [...]
Jayne Moraski has her post up. Click HERE to link to her blog.
I’ve tossed the Blog Tour ball to Nina Laden. Her response to the questions is posted. Click HERE for the link to her blog page. Elizabeth Winthrop and Ann Angel wanted to join, too. I don’t see their entries up yet. I’ll post links when they’re up. This is fun. Let ‘s keep the tour [...]
The Next Big Thing is an author blog tour. What’s a blog tour? A blog tour gives those on the tour a chance to meet different authors by way of their blogs. The Next Big Thing began in Australia. Each week a different author answers specific questions about his or her upcoming book. The answers [...]
I had a grand time visiting Kalapuya Elementary School in Salem this Friday. As always happens, a couple of children asked if I would dedicate a book to them. What do you say to that? I always say that I couldn’t write enough books to have one for every person who asks for a dedication. [...]
“How many books have you written?” That’s the question I’m asked most often whenever I do a school visit. It’s also the first question adults ask when they learn I’m a writer. It always struck me as a peculiar question since I really don’t care. What matters isn’t how many books you’ve written; it’s how [...]
My New Year’s post started an interesting discussion on Facebook. A number of my writer friends—Monica Kulling, Chris Demarest, Bobbi Miller—added their views to the current state of writing and publishing. They felt the way I did. It’s getting harder and more discouraging to be a writer. I never intended to depress everyone at the [...]