I had so much fun hosting a special story time at my hometown library in Ohio last week. We created imagination telescopes, just like Leo’s in The Denim Jungle. And you can, too—it’s so easy! If you’re looking for a fun (practically free) craft for your kids, school, or library, this one is great for … More Make Your Own Denim Jungle Telescopes
For those of you who weren’t able to make it to The Denim Jungle book launch party in Seattle, I wanted to bring the party to you. So… welcome, friends, to my virtual book party! Come on in. I have all kinds of fun in store for you today. Enjoy your own personal author reading. Exercise your imaginations … More Virtual Book Launch Party
Someone once told me that writers have especially intuitive dreams. I’ve had some soul-shaking ones, and last week’s was a doozy. But more on that later. So I consulted the Internet. Turns out there are whole books on the subject of writers and dreams. Did you know that without dreams we wouldn’t have Frankenstein, The Strange Case … More What Are Your Dreams Telling You?
Ready to play a game? Keep your eyes firmly planted on the screen. Then (without looking around) read the following question, close your eyes, and answer it:
Can you imagine what it must be like for most people (and even some household pets) to tower above you? Add to that a toddler’s limitless imagination—unencumbered by years of practical knowledge and assumptions—and they practically live in a whole other world than our own. One of the kids’ book I’m working on explores this perspective, so I’ve been keeping my eye out for glimpses … More Child’s-Eye View
The holidays are an emotional time, full of joy, thankfulness, wonder … and, yes, often the resurgence of grief. It’s okay to feel sorrow amid all the merriment. As a matter of fact, you can take the fuel of that emotion and use it to propel you toward something constructive for you and your kids: a … More 5 Holiday Traditions in Memory of a Loved One
Seattlites loves farmers’ markets almost as much as we hate umbrellas. You’ll find a local market in practically every neighborhood, as you’ll see from the list below (which conveniently includes days and times). If I forgot one of your faves, please let me know. I’ll be sure to add it. So get out there. Wander. Sample. … More Free Seattle: Farmers’ Markets