Thursday, July 20, 2017

Time to Play

Summer. So hard to get everything done.

Friday, June 30, 2017


Just finished reading STORY GENIUS by Lisa Cron. What a superb book on novel writing. 

She digs deep, getting to the meat of the novel, beginning with your protagonist's misbelief and how this is essential to everything you write. 

She explains how to use scene cards, plot points, and brain storming ideas. Plus so much more. I give it 5 stars and so will you.

Saturday, May 6, 2017

New Project, New Excitement

Started on a new project. A picture book I've been working on in my head for some time. It's still in its infant stage, but I can't wait to see how it fills out.

Found some exceptional books to guide me as I work though my 600 word manuscript. Everyone should have them close by.

 How to Write a Children's Book by Eve Heidi Bine-Stock  Check out all three volumes! All excellent!

 Writing Picture Books by Ann Whitford Paul 


Wednesday, April 26, 2017


Still taking time to play with my new water soluble crayons- Neocolor ll. Kind of tricky but oh so fun.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Too Much Fun With My New Neocolors II

Just got my new Neocolors II and are they ever fantastic. So user friendly and colorful.

Spending a little time playing and getting to see exactly how much I can push them.

There are lots of youtube videos on how to use them, if you need a little help.

Check them out and you'll find all sort of amazing things they can do.
So much fun!

Monday, March 20, 2017

Illustrator Intensive with Paul Zelinsky

I've finally finished my middle grade novel.
But now the fun begins. Anxious to meet the great Paul Zelinsky and learn from his vast experience.