Tag Archives: PiBoIdMo

December Peace

So apparently you’re supposed to actually post on your blog every now and then. I’ve finally finished (almost) working on my next middle-grade novel, which has the working title Screaming at the Ump. Goodness. I can’t tell you how good … Continue reading

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Stockpiling

These are strange times. This week has felt more like four months. We stockpiled before the storm–water, flashlights, canned foods–and also enjoyed some strange serendipity. My daughter’s soccer team fundraiser was selling Yankee Candles, which were delivered the day before … Continue reading

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PiBoIdMo: The Promise

Last year I participated in the kind of event I normally run from: PiBoIdMo (picture book idea month). The prospect of coming up with a new picture book idea every day for a 30-day month was, of course, horrifying. I … Continue reading

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Mmmmmm. Picture Books.

It’s been a month for celebrating the picture book, with brilliant posts and essays cropping up all over the place. This one, by my agent, Erin Murphy, really got me thinking. Check it out. And if you haven’t been keeping … Continue reading

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The Gift of Art

I love writing picture books (especially when the writing’s going well). I’ve now been privileged to be through the process a few times, and it is very clear that my favorite part, by far, is when I first see the … Continue reading

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