Ee-Oh-Lay! What Do Birds Say?

It’s been a couple of years since I worked on illustrations for a picture book, the last one being my first graphic novel for young readers, called Sir Pants-a-Lot and Squire Mousekins: The Girl With the Golden Hair. That book, which took about a gazillion hours to complete, was illustrated by tracing scanned line drawings…

Bats Rule!

It was a very long winter and spring working on “work for hire” writing projects along with the usual spring gardening, greenhouse and yard chores. I have eight (8!) books coming out in August, which you can find by searching my name as the author. My latest Boxcar Children Mystery was released in March, which…

What’s done is never done.

I’ve reached the 9th and final spread of the first book, but that doesn’t mean the book is done. This is the time when I tweak a lot, add things I forgot (like that hillside, or those shadows, or those flower stems), and sometimes, I’ll completely revise an entire spread or two. Or three. Here…