Thursday, December 24, 2020
Wednesday, September 16, 2020
So, I've written and illustrated this satirical open board book for myself, reaching to document the hurt. This is my work and observation apart from publishing houses.
If you do have a young person asking why, what, or how, maybe this piece will help your discussions. Or maybe like me, you'll find a measure of solace through this imagery. Solace in the: yes, this hurts everyone. What will we do? If you are able, you might volunteer, or contribute to the DNC, or support your local candidates running for change.
With the election days away, feel free to share this board book, near and far. And then VOTE!
Tuesday, September 1, 2020
And she's born today! I'm so happy to share this lullaby of peace with our first readers. I hope I Say a Little Prayer for You at Bedtime calms spirits and comforts as each settles down to sleep.
I actually wrote the work in the middle of the night, and it was during our collective mourning following the passing of the great Aretha Franklin. I will always hear her sing the title of this work, set by my delightful editor, Celia Lee.
Olivia Chin Mueller's soft illustrations of falling night create a perfect tone for the text. Her detailed strokes sweep across the imagery.
"Little ones curl up and rest, bless each home and tiny nest."
Whether you are curling up to sleep or "still zooming 'round," may this work find you and yours full of peace.
(The bear in the photo I received from my father on the day I was born. She's about to turn 56!)
Thursday, August 6, 2020
Friday, April 17, 2020
Tuesday, March 17, 2020
Tuesday, January 7, 2020
Do you believe in yourself? Find out in this sweet padded storybook full of wonder, self-esteem, and love!
I can stand, clap my hands.
I can zoom 'round the room.
I can dance. Underpants!
When you believe in yourself, you open up a world of possibility! That's because you cherish and value the wild, wonderful ways that make you, you! With charming illustrations and a sweet, bouncy text that begs to be read aloud, this padded board book is a joyous reminder to little ones that no matter who they are, they can become the awesome, loving, and helpful people who can change the world -- one step at a time. A glorious celebration of self-esteem and self-reliance filled with an inclusive range of kid characters that's full of humor, love, and heart.
"This rhyming text is a joyous celebration of all the things that very young children can do as they grow from babies into toddlers....Joy abounds."