My talented friend and former art school classmate, Maryann Cocca-Leffler, invited me to share a bit about my writing and illustrating process as part of the ‘Welcome to the Writing Process: An Author/Illustrator Blog Tour’ (thanks, Maryann!). We are also part of a vibrant online community of children’s book illustrators and I’ve been in awe […]
Last week children’s author and friend Lynne Rickards kindly ‘tagged’ me in her blog post called ‘The Next Big Thing’. I was one of five authors she mentioned – just as she had been mentioned along with four other writers in author Lari Don‘s blog the week before. Each tagged author answers some […]
In which I deconstruct and reconstruct The Next Book.
I am on a short breather from work on my next children’s novel. This gives me a chance to stand back, tidy my workspace (and my brain).
I always find it fascinating to see how writers and artists work. Seeing […]
It’s a very strange feeling to know you’re on the final leg of a marathon.
This blog has been sorely neglected. It’s growing weeds and spawning spiders, it’s been so long since I brushed it off.
Mea culpa. I have been deep into writing The Next Book, which I have mentioned before. But this time, unlike […]
Here’s the way I paint in acrylics..
Things are flying here in the studio, even horses. I am busy writing the Next Book, but over the weekend I took a few hours off to work on some exclusive and top […]
A new odyssey.
The sun is out. The 48 hour squall that passed over us, dropping snow, sleet and rain has moved out. Back to spring dreams.
I am ensconced in the Next Book and feeling how far I have come since I started writing The Blackhope Enigma. The learning curve was very steep but the rewards […]