Hats off to Chris Payne!

August 25th, 2011

Our book HIDE-AND-SQUEAK has been selected for the 31st Annual Original Art Exhibition at the Society of Illustrators!










Can you see why?  C. F. Payne – Chris – is an amazing artist, and I am so fortunate to have his beautiful illustrations teamed with my story.  This is a huge honor for him — and so well-deserved.  Congratulations, Chris!

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August 14th, 2011

Jam heaven

August 11th, 2011

It’s that time of year again!









One of my favorite things to do every summer is pick berries and make jam.  I won’t go into rapturous detail about it the way I did last year (you can read that blog post again here if you want to), but I will say that on a recent Saturday morning, I was in berry heaven.  Boysenberry heaven.








My husband and I picked four buckets full, plus two buckets of marionberries.  Then we went home and spent the rest of the day happily canning, and now our cupboard is lined with dozens of jars of gorgeous deep purple jam.  There’s nothing better on a cold winter morning than a heaping spoonful of summery goodness on a piece of toast.  Yum!

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