Amazon has this requirement-thingy about using affiliate links. So I'm telling you now, if you click some/many/most? of the book links on this site, you will go straight to h@ll. Kidding. You will go to that book's page on Amazon with the added bonus of my affiliate tag. If you buy said book, I will get something like two molecules of a penny and some pocket lint.
So yeah, why do I bother? Because with Squarespace it's easier to link to a book using their handy-dandy-Amazon-built-in form than to link manually. I'm all for easy, so that's what I do. Plus, I just really love pocket lint. If you DO want to buy a book, but DON'T want me to get your pocket lint, just delete my "ref=" part from the url. I won't be offended. I won't even know! (Or will I, BWAHAHA!)
Coloring pages in time for Halloween reading, crafts, and fun!
The book trailer trend peaked around 2014 and most publishers don't do them anymore, but now that my first book is just about to be released, I couldn't help myself. Who wouldn't want an adorable audio-visual treat featuring their very own book?
And then there were three ... books by me! It is with supreme delight that I announce Eerdmans Books for Young Readers will be publishing my picture book, Mama Earth's New Year. Yay!
The very first copies of Halloween Good Night!!
I don't know why it never occurred to me to share the solution to the little game of I Spy on my home page. I *think* I thought the answers were so obvious they didn't need explanation. But as I looked at it recently, I caught myself thinking, "Now what was Something severed again?"
I've been doing this writing thing for more than fifteen years. You'd think I would have an airtight process by now. You'd think I could write a book like “how to write a book.” Right? You'd think I wouldn't flounder with each new project as if I were the first one to wonder if a round stone could roll. Because really, this isn’t my first rodeo.
You may have heard that gluten free is a diet fad. I mean, if celebrities do it, the rest of us follow, right? You may have heard that gluten intolerance isn’t even a thing, celiac either for that matter...
Poetry Month is coming to a close, and with it I'll share five Zolotow picture book classics. Books like these are "out of style" in current publishing, which is a shame. I'd much rather read Flock of Birds over and over than books about crazy hair or farting dogs.
I started the first semester of graduate school knowing just a little more about picture books than I do about worms. Children love them, they come out on rainy days, and if you cut them in half, they really do die.
As we continue to celebrate poetry, I continue to study picture books. I don't think I could count how many I've absorbed in the past years. Oodles? Oodles of oodles? A lot.