And now, a few words from our author...

Lucky Number Seven!

TWISTY-TURNY HOUSE is my seventh picture book published by S&S, so I shall take a moment to reflect on my incredible luck of having landed there in 2013 with the sale of STRICTLY NO ELEPHANTS. The tiny elephant marches on, in numerous languages on a circuitous journey around the globe, spreading the message of “that’s…
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September 14, 2021 0

And the first review is in!

Publisher’s Weekly has read TWISTY-TURNY HOUSE and says many nice things, finishing with “the cat’s initial foray down the house’s twisty-turny staircase is positively cinematic as the creators show how, from very separate lives, a community of mutual joy and mischief is forged.” POSITIVELY CINEMATIC. Yes! It is! Wait, wait. Pic, or it didn’t happen?…
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July 24, 2021 0

*microphone tap*

You fail only if you stop writing. Ray Bradbury And sometimes, we really need to define the word “stop.” Because it’s better to interpret that stop as quitting. And as quiet as it got? I never quit. Some of that time was spent hiding, cooking amazing foods, hanging out with the family, rescuing a couple…
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May 13, 2021 0

Happy Book Birthday, The Perfectly Perfect Wish!

So pleased to share my newest picture book with the world! This one is illustrated by the talented Jessica Courtney-Tickle, and tells the story of a young girl who finds a wish in the grass while waiting for the bus to school. “Directly personal and visually dramatic.”—Booklist “Carries a deeper and more important message about…
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February 4, 2020 0

Launch Party!

Mark your calendars! It is almost time to celebrate the release of REMARKABLES, illustrated by David Litchfield! Date: Tuesday, September 10thTime: 6 PM to 8 PMPlace: The Carver Room of the NOLS – Port Angeles Branch Library Information about book vending forthcoming, but also feel free to bring your shiny new copy with you! Preorder…
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August 12, 2019 0

Perfectly Perfect Cover Art!

As is the way of such things many times, I discovered the cover art for THE PERFECTLY PERFECT WISH on a blog dedicated to picture books. Sure enough, a little poking revealed it was on my publisher’s website and all the major retail outlets, so now I can share it here, as well as invite…
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June 25, 2019 0