Why Worry?

An older book of mine, Why Worry?, is back in print with beautiful new illustrations by Aiko Ikegami. I just made a video. Check it out on Vimeo. Here’s the link: https://vimeo.com/333648304

Check This Out!

Aiko Ikegami, the illustrator of our forthcoming book, Why Worry?, created a trailer to go with it. Aren’t Aiko’s illustrations lovely? Enjoy!

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.

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