Category Archives: Writing

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Happy Valentine’s Day from snowy Seattle! A young friend greeted me at school today with this lovely picture inspired by Sophie’s Quest (“Sophie” and “Timley” are written under the pictures). So cute! This is our one and only day in … Continue reading

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A Whale Tale of Faith and Hope (Why I am Hopeful Today, #10)

Watching for whales out my living room window isn’t something I talk about a lot. Not because it’s crazy–I live near Puget Sound, home to whales–but because twenty-five years of watching for them has proven fruitless. Until yesterday. I was … Continue reading

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What can be a Window AND a Mirror? A Book, Of Course!

    Longtime readers of this blog might remember that I’ve posted a few times on cultural tidbits that Ethiopian students at my school have shared with me. I’ve been blessed to hear their stories, to see their palm branch … Continue reading

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New Book Title Revealed!

Val Poore, Sunpenny author from the Netherlands, honored me with this interview for the Sunpenny blog. Click and read, esp. you Pacific NW dwellers/lovers, for the title of a brand new book Jeff and I wrote together. Here’s a … Continue reading

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New Book Hints, and Introduction of a New Blog Series!

    Did you know? Sunpenny authors come from Italy, Australia, the Netherlands, and many more interesting places. I’m blessed to be one of them through the Sophie Topfeather series! Val Poore, a Sunpenny author who writes about life on a … Continue reading

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99-cent Kindle Sale of Sophie’s Quest Today!

Hi Blog Friends! In anticipation of the upcoming release of Sophie Topfeather, Superstar!, the SEQUEL to Sophie’s Quest, my publisher is running a 99-cent Kindle sale of the first book! Here’s the link: This is a great chance to … Continue reading

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Finding Joy in the Writing Journey–a Guest Post

Picture book writer, Lauri Fortino (Peddler’s Bed, Ripple Grove Press), asked me to write about my picture-book writing efforts for her blog that focuses on the latest picture books. Check out my guest post (and her great posts!) on her … Continue reading

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An Open Letter to Some Kids I Love

Dear Stephanie, Amanda, Hannah, Erica, Gretchen, Jessica, Annika, and Aidan, You’re probably wondering why I gave you a little block covered with book covers on four sides for Christmas. Or, maybe not. I will tell you about it, anyway! The … Continue reading

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Wednesday’s Word: Some Input, Please?

Hi, Readers! Those of you who have been with me for awhile know that I used to feature a small portion of the Bible every Wednesday. I would post an audio clip of a Bible story, and when you clicked … Continue reading

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Whose Path are You On?

I can’t deny it, and I’m ashamed. The past several months, for me personally, have been so much fun and very rewarding. Kids (and even adults) come up to me frequently and tell me how much they like Sophie’s Quest.  There’s a … Continue reading

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