Thursday, January 29, 2015

Saturday, January 24, 2015


The proof copy of ROOSEVELT just arrived today.
It looks beautiful! I know it's going to be a classic,
people will love it. Elephants too. I'm so thankful
that Fred Sodt illustrated my words and made it
an Alice in Wonderland for Bellingham and beyond.
If you look back in my posts to last Spring you can
see all my hints to this book as I wrote it. When you
write a book, you don't want to give too much away.
Writing is a magical act.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

january books

Just finished reading Ted Kooser's great new
poetry collection SPLITTING AN ORDER.
Now I'm reading Jim Harrison's memoir

Monday, January 19, 2015

cover for my new book

Here's the cover for my new book!
Cover, map and illustrations by Fred Sodt.
The book will be available for sale on within weeks, stay tuned!

"Set in July 1942, a boy and a girl 
search for a missing circus elephant. 
In appreciation of the old Scholastic paperbacks, 
this poetic novel is beautifully illustrated and 
written for children and adults. 
Bringing joy and cheer to a troubled world."

Sunday, January 11, 2015