Happy Halloweensie!

I thought you might enjoy a little Halloween treat. I am doing something I have never done before, entering a writing contest on line. The contest is Susanna Hill’s 5th Annual Halloweensie Contest and sounds like fun!  Keep in mind, I’m an illustrator first and writer second. I see the pictures in my mind for every…
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School Visit at Halifax Elementary!

A week ago I had the pleasure to visit the four Kindergarten classes at Halifax Elementary school in Massachusetts. Mrs. Reidy, the teacher who invited me to come, had prepared the children in advance by reading my book and bio to them so they were very excited to have an author visit their classroom. I…
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Lola Wins NLAPW Award!

Remember those crossed fingers from a few weeks ago? This week I got a call from the National League of American Pen Women telling me that my book, Lonely Lola Ladybug, has been awarded first place in the multi-discipline category of their Biannual Vinnie Reams Award! Super Yahoo! I am honored and over the moon…
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Studio Time!

I love being in my studio creating, crafting, working on my next children’s picture book! This week, I finished writing (pre-edited version) my story, The Magic Fairy Party Makers. (Working title, hum…is it a bit too long?) Yea! Big accomplishment! But, no rest of the “late bloomer”, so now I am in my studio creating…
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Johnny Appleseed: Fruitless Plan?

Remember the story of Johnny Appleseed? Johnny had a dream to produce so many apples that no one would ever go hungry. He wandered the countryside planting his seeds in hopes that they would grow into mature trees and bear fruit.  I feel like that. I go around planting Lola Ladybug seeds in different places…
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