Restoring Old Stuff

What Do They Dream? is one my ideas that’s been rejected by a small number of publishers, most 4-5 years ago. Several rejections were very nice, just “too many dream books.” So after filing it away for a few years, I decided to try to make the text more unique, and continue working on collage…

Back to Work.

This is another collage for the nonfiction book I’ve been working on. The verse is omitted since I hope to sell the idea at some point, but this critter and the setting worked well as a subject for collage. I hope that the publisher hires me to illustrate it if it sells! But honestly, that…

Bad Poetry? Oh, noetry!

I was researching a new nonfiction book idea and recalling one of my favorite editors telling me that my nonfiction writing is too “textbooky” for her. Yeah, that’s a word. And selling a book to that editor is on my bucket list. I have been getting kind rejections from her for about twenty years. Seriously….

Ghost Writer in the Woods!

Here is the cover for my first Boxcar book, The Mystery of the Fallen Treasure. It was extra fun to receive this today because I happened to be working on the next one at that very moment and was totally in the Boxcar Mode. So anyway, as you can figure out from the author’s credit,…

A Good Use of an iPhone

A couple of years ago, I submitted a picture book to a little contest hosted by Smories: original stories for kids, read by kids. While it didn’t win, my story was shortlisted and included on the Smories site. Here is the adorable child reading What If a Pig Could Dance a Jig? and stumbling over…