Busy Sunday Coming Up

If you’re going to be in the Portland area on Sunday, you’ll have three chances to meet me and hear some stories. I’ll be at Green Bean Books from 11:00 to noon.  From noon to 4:00 I’ll be down at the Historical Society autographing with lots of other Oregon authors. That’s always a great event. […]

Portland Audubon at Montgomery Park

I’m going to be autographing tomorrow at the Audubon Society’s event at Montgomery Park. Loads of Oregon authors, artists, and craftspeople will be there. If you love books and birds, it’s the place to be. See you there!

Light at the End of the Tunnel

My webmaster Wess tell me we’ve fixed all the website problems. We’ve moved to a new server. Fingers crossed, we’re out of the woods. Still a couple of loose ends to tie up. I think we’ll be okay in a few weeks. Thanks for baring with me.


These days I seem to be a magnet for weird stuff going on with my website online. I received an email from some company that monitors websites for my server. It said my site was infected with malware and that I needed to clean it up and set up a firewall and other protection. Otherwise […]

Down Time

I  promised two editors I would have two book length projects completed by the middle of January. Getting sick in December threw the proverbial monkey wrench into my plans. I hadn’t planned on all that downtime. Nothing, however, stopped me from working on ideas in my head, so when I finally felt better I was […]


I’m looking forward to June. On June 7th I’ll be speaking at the Read To Me International’s conference in Honolulu. I get to talk about my favorite subjects: the importance of storytelling and reading aloud. I am SO looking forward to this event. And since I’m going to be in Hawaii, I wrote to my […]

Preparing for the Future

I had a lunch meeting downtown with my webmaster, Wess. He’s working on a big project, setting up a web presence for an international corporation. I’m flattered that he took the time to hang out with me. He’s a good guy. I wanted to meet with Wess to talk with him about bringing my website […]

Big Sam

Some terrific news arrived yesterday morning. My book Big Sam,  with stunning artwork by Jim Starr, was named a Notable Book for the Sydney Taylor Award by the Jewish Book Council. This is a big honor. Big Sam and I are very proud.

The Search for the Shamir

The Search for the Shamir, the second Scarlett and Sam adventure is just out. This time the twins help King Solomon build the Temple in Jerusalem. Sounds easy. The problem is the construction has to be done without iron tools. Iron is a metal of war and God’s Temple must be a house of peace. As […]

I Want A Real Bike (in Oregon)

2018 is off to a great start. I have several new books that I’m very excited about. Here’s one of my favorites: I Want A Real Bike (in Oregon.) Our main characters has outgrown his bike. He really needs a new one to keep up with his friends. There are so many different kinds of […]

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