Thank you Valley Christian Elementary

February 9th, 2011

I want to give a big shout out to Valley Christian Elementary! What a great group of kids you are. Thanks for having me!

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Pay it Forward

February 1st, 2011

I'm participating in a fun writing contest called, Pay it Forward. As part of the contest, I'm to mention someone who has really helped me with my writing. This is an easy one for me. Those who know me well already know who it is. Bonny Becker. She read a ...

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New Painting

December 2nd, 2010

I've been back in the studio and it feels great. Here's a piece I recently finished. The building is our well house and it's been the place of trouble lately. We had snow and power outages all through the Thanksgiving break and my husband spent a lot of time in ...

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Wow, excited to be on Smithsonian’s gift guide list!

December 1st, 2010

I'm thrilled to learn that A GARDEN FOR PIG made it on to number ten on Smithsonian's gift guide list. Go Pig!! http://blogs.smithsonianmag.com/food/2010/11/30/holiday-gift-guide-new-childrens-books-about-food/

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Thank you Kokanee, Hollywood Hill, and John Muir Elementary!

November 1st, 2010

I recently did my first school visits and I had a blast! The kids were such good listeners and had great questions. I will never forget the little boy who came up to me and said, "I know that I'm a writer and I plan to be an author one ...

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Up Coming Events

September 17th, 2010

Up Coming Events -Sept 19th, Orcas Island Writer's Festival- 3:30 at the Orcas Center. I'm excited to be presenting at this years Orcas Island Writer's Festival. I'll be talking about my new book and signing at 3:30 in the Madrona Room. -Oct. 21st, Kokanee Elementary -Oct. 26th, John Muir Elementary -Oct. 27th, Inside Story, ...

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The Piggy Who Didn’t Go To Market, but His Book Did

June 12th, 2010

The Piggy Who Didn’t Go To Market, but His Book Did I’d like to start by saying this blog post is dedicated to one very special pig. It’s time I share my main character's real life story with you. Pig’s real name was Basil and he was a Buroc pig. My stepsister ...

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New Studio, New Phase

May 19th, 2010

New Space, New Phase There are only a few clouds in the sky today. The bay is emerald green and rippling from a slight breeze that rolls across Turtle Back Mountain. Madrona trees surround me, serene, majestic, and comforting. It’s a good day but I have to say that I’m still ...

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A Visit with Farmer Rhonda

April 19th, 2010

Learning about Ecology and Community with Farmer Rhonda Here we are. Spring has arrived like a fresh start, filled with the promise of abundance. Baby chicks scamper about, plants are blooming, bees are pollinating, and it seems everywhere you go there are neighbors working in their gardens, tilling soil, ...

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New Painting

April 17th, 2010

New Painting It's been a while since I've posted a painting but here it is. This is an old barn down the street from where I live. I finished the piece three weeks ago and just received confirmation that it arrived in New York safely, where it will be shown next ...

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A New Sprout

April 11th, 2010

A New Sprout All I can hope is that around every dark passage there will be some light and inspiration. Inspiration is fleeting and when you find it, you’ve got to nurture, water, and take it seriously if you really want it to grow because if ignored, it just shrivels up ...

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My Dad’s Passing

March 19th, 2010

My Dad's Passing I have to let my readers know that I've been slow to blog because my life recently took a very unexpected turn. It was less then a month ago my Dad suddenly died from a massive stroke. Since that day, I’ve been tilled up, turned over, and flipped ...

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