Hello, friends. How is everyone doing… really? A new year brings new challenges (and boy, this one’s a doozy), but it also brings new hope. I’ve been amazed to see the beautiful ways everyone is pulling together for the greater good. So here’s me adding a little something more to that pot of good. When … More The Denim Jungle Storytime – From Us to You!
I recently had a reader reach out with a few questions regarding their own book idea. I thought I’d share our conversation, in the event it could help any of you would-be authors get your dreams out into the world. … More Reader Q&A: Self Publishing
I am absolutely floored by this review of The Denim Jungle I just received from the 24th Annual Writer’s Digest Self-Published Books Awards. And it couldn’t come at a better time. Last week was the one-year anniversary of finally having my book (MY book!) in my hands, and tomorrow is the sixth anniversary of losing Sue, who inspired me … More WOW! Writer’s Digest Review of The Denim Jungle
School is back in session, and it’s that time again for everyone’s favorite fall report: What I Did on My Summer Vacation. It’s been a wild summer for The Denim Jungle. We’ve traveled. We’ve partied. We’ve made friends. And, oh, how we’ve imagined—and crafted! Here are a few highlights… with more in the works for the … More What I Did on My Summer Vacation
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
Who wants to join me in a happy dance? I just discovered The Denim Jungle has its first blog review. At which point I pretty much did this… From Loralee Leavitt of CandyExperiements.com: “A new picture book invites parents everywhere to get down to kid level and look at the world their children see. In The … More Happy Dance Time
This week begins my Denim Jungle Tour! I’m so excited to come down to the height of my favorite fans—the kids—and see The Denim Jungle freshly from their point of view. Look for me (and Leo) at these book stores, schools, and events… with more coming soon! Thursday, April 7, 10:00am: Interlake Preschool, Seattle, WA … More Denim Jungle “Tour”