Create a Font

April 14th, 2012

I came across this website where you can create a font with your own handwriting. I haven't tried it, but it sounds cool. Here's the link.

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Flower Power

April 2nd, 2012

I have to share this amazing field of daffodils with you. It’s in Mount Vernon, Washington, about twenty minutes from the Anacortes Ferry landing. On my daughter's birthday, after having tea and yummy little sandwiches, we drove by these daffodils. They were nothing short of AMAZING! There had to acres of ...

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Gopher to the Rescue

March 20th, 2012

I have to give a big shout out to my friend Laurie O'Keefe. She's an amazing medical illustrator and this is her first picture book, “Gopher to the Rescue.”  It’s a new release by the publishing house, Sylvan Dell. Laurie has done a FABULOUS job with it. You can check out ...

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Perfect Cupcake

March 5th, 2012

I had to write about this adorable cupcake store that my daughter and I found while visiting Southern California. Baker, Casey Reinhardt, was a winner of "Cupcake Wars" and she's done really well since. She's opening her third store in the area. Her cupcakes were beautiful. This is my daughter "eyeing" her ...

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January 20th, 2012

New Drawings! I've been working on a new manuscript for almost a year. It's a middle grade novel that will have illustrations. I thought I'd share a few of them. At a recent SCBWI workshop, I had the good fortune to read my first pages to Arthur Levine of ...

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School Visit With Laurelhurst

September 21st, 2011

Monday, September 26th- I'm looking forward to visiting Laurelhurst Elementary.  See you soon!

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PNWA Conference- August 4th, 2011

July 26th, 2011

I'm thrilled to be presenting at the upcoming Pacific Northwest Writer's Association conference. For those attending, I hope you stop by! The Road to Publication – Regional Authors Share Their Stories Presented by Iris Graville, Steve Horn, Joan D. Stamm, and Kathryn Thurman In these days of publishing house consolidations and down-sizing, combined ...

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Third Place Books, May 1st at 7pm

April 28th, 2011

May 1st- Third Place Books, 7:00 pm I'll be helping to kick off Children's Book Week at Third Place Books. Hope you can join me!

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April 25th, 2011

A Big Thank You to Kitsap Mall — Barnes and Noble Earlier this month I did a reading and signing at my first Barnes and Noble. I was so impressed with the warm reception I received. I spoke to a lot of nice teachers, parents, and children. Thank you to all ...

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Upcoming dates for school visits and booksigning

March 7th, 2011

I'm bringing in spring with more school visits and book signings. Yay! GO PIG! March 11th- Harbor Heights Elementary, here I come! March 21st- Elizabeth Blackwell Elementary, I'll see you soon! April 9th- Barnes and Noble- Kitsap Mall. 10am. I'll be reading and signing books!

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February 23rd, 2011

Blogging from Paradise I’m happy to be blogging from the big island of Hawaii. Especially when I hear we’re getting snow back home. Today’s excitement was a walk along my favorite coral beach, which included a spectacular show from the migrating humpback whales. They come this time of year to breed and ...

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Come hear me read at Village Books this Saturday, Feb. 12th

February 11th, 2011

Book Signing this Saturday I'm super excited to be reading and signing books at Village Books in Bellingham, Saturday, Feb. 12th, 12:00. It's definitely one of the coolest bookstores in our area. Hope you can stop by!

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