Kentucky, here I come!

Calling all my fans in Kentucky!  I’m heading to Bowling Green this week, where I’ll be helping to kick off their summer reading program with a fabulous and fun writing workshop for young readers.

I’ll be at the Main Branch of the Warren County Public Library, 1225 State Street at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday June 30th.  They’re asking folks to register by calling 270-781-4882.

Hope to see some of you there!


Dear pen pals…

Today’s the day I start tackling my pile of mail.

Make that MOUNTAIN of mail.

I am so far behind in answering the wonderful letters and emails you all have been sending me that it’s downright embarrassing.  Be patient with me — a reply will be on its way soon, I promise!


Happy Father’s Day!

This is my father and me, circa about — well, let’s just say a long time ago.  Love that skinny tie, Dad!

Heather Vogel Frederick & Stefan Vogel


My father’s always been my champion and hero.  He’s directly responsible for me growing up to be a writer, thanks to the hours of bedtime stories he read to me and my sisters,  reams of paper with which he provided me, endless patience he displayed in cheering on my fledgling efforts (which he always took seriously), and of course the copy of Strunk & White’s Elements of Style that he tucked into my Christmas stocking when I was 12.

Thanks for everything, Dad.  I love you!



Fun (or maybe not) at Disneyland

I was tidying my desk today and came across this Spring Break picture I meant to post ages ago.  It pretty much sums up the way I feel about amusement park rides.  Especially roller coasters.







I’m not a fan, can you tell?  Check out those closed eyes and white knuckles!

Space Mountain is sooooo much fun — for everybody else, including my son sitting next to me and my niece in front of me.  But moi?  Uh, apparently not…