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
Hey, Seattle friends. Up for a little adventure? Bring your imaginations this Saturday, 2/13, 12-2pm, to Ballard Homestead, 6541 Jones Ave NW, for a free community party to officially launch The Denim Jungle! We’ll have lots of fun book-themed crafts, giveaways, and an author story time at 1pm, followed by a short talk about the making … More Party This Saturday, 2/13/16
Alright, people. Today marks the day that The Denim Jungle is officially available to 39,000 retailers and libraries over 87% of the world! You can order yours right now on Amazon. CRAZY. To celebrate, here are some illustration sneak peeks. Enjoy, and happy holidays to you and your little explorers!
They say, “Don’t judge a book by its cover,” but in fact we all do. Take for example the books above, all of which come up when you search Amazon for “cover design.” One topic. Five very different covers. And five rather different judgements we automatically assign to each. Self-publishing friends, those judgements transform into sales. … More Cover Design
What a week, you guys! I seriously can’t even believe everything that’s happened in the past five days. Sunday: Received all final art assets for The Denim Jungle. Monday: Learned InDesign to layout the book for printing. Tuesday: Finalized the layout files with an old design friend. Wednesday: Received proofreader approval. Thursday: Uploaded the files … More WHAT A WEEK!!
Sometimes in life, you just need to stop and ask the universe for directions. That’s what I did, going into my recent trip to Hawaii with my husband and daughter. After years devoted to (and struggling with) two kids’ books near and dear to my heart, I left it up to vacation to provide some meditation … More Directions
Lately, many people have asked me: So… what about that kids’ book you were going to write? Well, it’s already written. In fact, several are in the works, but two are in the final polishing stages: