Summer 2015 roundup

The days are (finally) getting cooler and damper here in the Pacific Northwest and most of the kids are back in school, so it seems like a good time to reflect on the summer. I typically don’t get to do much writing-related work over the summer, since the kids are home from school and the Read More …

MY DOG IS THE BEST news and #giveaways!

It’s almost release day for MY DOG IS THE BEST, available Tuesday, June 9th! Here’s what the critics have had to say so far: “… the simplicity of both the words and the pictures creates a charming, toddler-sized ode to man’s best friend.” —Booklist “This simple, quiet story conveys the enduring bond between child and Read More …

Let’s celebrate with a giveaway (or four)!

I’m so happy about the recent accolades my books have received that I’ve decided to host not just one giveaway–but FOUR! To celebrate the fact that BE A CHANGEMAKER: HOW TO START SOMETHING THAT MATTERS was a finalist for the Cybils awards, I’ll be giving away a signed copy of the paperback edition on Goodreads, Read More …

On overnight success (Surprise! It’s a lot like failure.)

I posted over on the Emu’s Debuts blog yesterday about what makes an “overnight success.” If you missed it, here’s a little excerpt: Both of last week’s posts here were about failure, or at least the constant perceived threat of failure that so often makes it hard for us to move forward. I’m going to Read More …

2013: What a year!

I haven’t posted here for way too long, but 2013 turned out to be quite a year. I did manage to squeeze in a few posts over at Emu’s Debuts, so I thought I’d share them here as a sort of roundup (and to partially explain where I’ve been since the last post)… In July, Read More …