Category: Shiny Things

Cover Reveal : Sister Day!

So excited to get to finally show you the next piece of artwork in my picture book journey: Sonia Sánchez’s cover art for SISTER DAY! This one is gonna be GLOSSY and EMBOSSED (whoo!) and I promise the interior art is just as darling as the cover. Dedicated to my in-laws, who brought a whole…
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October 28, 2016 0

Low-Fives from the Tiny Elephant

First bit of good news… STRICTLY NO ELEPHANTS is a finalist for the Washington State Book Award! I am pleased as punch to keep company and rub elbows from other writers from my home state. We moved here almost thirteen years ago. Both kids were born here, our business is here, and all of my…
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September 15, 2016 0

The Story Without Words

Once upon a time, there was a picture book author who dreamed of a mermaid and sideshow folk and the families that we choose for ourselves. And that picture book author tried time and again to put words to this story, but they all felt too heavy. So she wrote out the story without words.…
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July 7, 2016 0

The Yesteryear Project

If you follow me on social media, you might have been wondering what was going on with the sudden influx of vintage typewriters. Truth be told, I’ve always had a passion for them. My grandmother had one in her basement that I used to thump on when no one was looking. Now I own three……
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June 27, 2016 0

Narwhal Spin-Off!

The news upon which I hath sat since the day the tiny elephant book debuted: YES. The tiny narwhal in the fish bowl at the end of STRICTLY NO ELEPHANTS is getting her own story! And you know what that means… I now have a legit excuse to buy all things narwhal. <3


April 20, 2016 0

Buy-your-tiny-elephants-in-bulk news!

I’ve been sitting on this for ages, but now it can finally be told: Costco is going to be carrying copies of STRICTLY NO ELEPHANTS *nationwide* starting later this month. I can’t tell you how exciting this is for me. My husband and I have been members since we were starving college students, and our…
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April 6, 2016 0