Saturday, December 22, 2012

Monday, December 17, 2012

Third Book Out with iTunes

Author Donna Sheperd just let me know Bradybug has been released with iTunes. The illustrations were a hoot to draw since she has a gift for words and used some unusual animals.
This is my second illustrated book released with iTunes. They have been out in print a short while.

So check out Bradybug, but also take a look at Sister Exchange by Kevin McNamee.
Along with my book,  Mollie the Merbaby, by Meegenius, that puts the count to three. Thanks iTunes!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Making Serious Decisions, ----- no really!

Yes, really I am. I will decide soon. But I think I know what the answer will be.  

Or do I?

Monday, November 19, 2012

Time for more Sketches

Letting my novel simmer as I plan a little sketching and update work on my portfolio.

Thursday, November 1, 2012


Wow, what a feeling. This year long experience has been wonderful. Preparing for my agent search now.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Wonderful Review for A Necklace for Jiggsy

Very nice early Halloween Review by Christian Children's Authors, 
for                   A NECKLACE FOR JIGGSY

 Doing the happy dance, Join me.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012


Great Conference. Wonderful to see the many fellow writers and artists-
Ready to get to work-

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

FINISHED THE NOVEL AND SEVERAL REVISIONS- Now Ready to Go to the SCBWI Carolina Conference, Yahooo

It has been many long, long months, My 28,000 word Novel is done, revised so many many times- and forever revising still as grow as an author....
Butterfly Land is ready to send out. Perfect timing since the SCBWI Carolinas Conference starts in two days.
Time to meet with fellow writers and artist and get that jolt of energy that comes from a great conference.I can't wait. Packing for Charlotte, N.C. now-

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Revision Revision Revision

I'm so deep into this revision animal. The first draft was finished and in my native mind, I thought maybe that was the tough part. But no, now comes the true craft of writing. And to my surprise, I'm really, really enjoying this. I do need to find some time to sketch... maybe later

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Middle Grade Novel Done,

But Now Comes The Revision

Makes me act like a crazed hamster-

Monday, July 9, 2012


Yes, I just registered and  I'm getting ready to go. The SCBWI Carolinas Conference will be September 27th in Charlotte, N.C. I'm finishing up my middle grade novel and getting ready. I hope to catch all my Carolina Buds there.

Sunday, June 24, 2012


Thanks Teresa Coltrin,  I enjoyed the opportunity to interview for your Journaling Woman Blog.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Writing that Middle Grade Novel

Ahh, I'm up to 14,000 words. Such a leap for someone who tried to keep under 800 in my picture books-

Sunday, May 20, 2012

ON CHAPTER 10, with 12 to go

 Write, Rewrite, Put it away and start all over again-
In between, I'm revising on my picture book,  finishing the dummy,   

Friday, April 20, 2012

Animal Sound Mix-Up Gets Another Great Review

Wow, Just received another great review by Robyn Campbell for Animal Sound Mix-Up. A delightful story by Connie Arnold, about how each animal sounds they way they do. I enjoyed illustrating the many different animals. Great when something so fun to do works out so well. Way to go Connie!

Saturday, April 7, 2012


Reworking my story. Took a break to finish an illustration. It helps me connect and really understand my character more. Plus, I just love to draw! So relaxing...

Tuesday, April 3, 2012


I don't feel it yet, but I'm working on it.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Revision Heaven

Deep in revision, taking little sketch breaks...........

Wednesday, March 7, 2012


Working on revision. This is where the action is. But so hard to cut out stuff you thought was important.
So, show don't tell and make the reader really care.  Now make him/her care more!   
Gosh, this is tough.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Break Time for a Doodle

So, I've started a middle grade project. I'm so excited. Only about 8,000 words to go.
Taking time to draw when I get little breaks.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Just having a little ferret fun,

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Working on a new project......

So a few new paths I will travel. Who knows.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Sunshine Smile Publications, Thank you

I was so honored. I am featured on Sunshine Smile Publication's Website. What great information, resources  and links can be found here. I just love it. Thanks to Chantel Napier for all her hard work.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Sister Exchange Comes to iTunes

Wow, Our children's book, Sister Exchange, by Kevin McNamee and my illustrations, has just been released by iTunes. Is That a Wonderful way to start the New Year or what?