An ALA Schneider Family Award for Emmanuel’s Dream

This is old news at this point, but I’ve been so busy that I’m just now FINALLY getting around to posting it here. So, just in case you’ve been too busy to keep up with the news in the children’s literature industry, Emmanuel’s Dream has won the Schneider Family Book Award from the American Library Read More …

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 …

Radio Interview: Brooke Taylor’s A Special Connection

I recently had the honor of being interviewed by Brooke Taylor on her inspiring radio show, A Special Connection on WHKW AM1220 in Cleveland, Ohio. Brooke just happened to have stumbled across one of my books at her local public library and was moved by it, so she reached out to me to talk about it. Read More …

How has volunteerism impacted you–what’s your story?

Happy National Volunteer Week! According to the Points of Light website, “National Volunteer Week, April 12-18, 2015, is about… taking action and encouraging individuals and their respective communities to be at the center of social change – discovering and actively demonstrating their collective power to make a difference.” That sounds a whole lot like the message Read More …