Finding the perfect Christmas tree

We drive up to the big red barn at Spring Valley Family Tree Farm and we’re greeted by three friendly Christmas goats visiting from Meadowlark Heritage Farm. One has a big red clanking bell around it’s neck and a reindeer horn headband. We walk into the barn and smell cinnamon sugar and sweet batter in hot oil. There is a donutContinue reading “Finding the perfect Christmas tree”

Sell out at Auntie’s

Storytime at Auntie’s Bookstore was lovely! Jason Farley, the author of Waiting Through Winter read the story out loud to a passel of children and their parents sitting on the stairs of the amazing two story children’s book section. The children were simply delightful as they told Jason and I what their favorite animals were andContinue reading “Sell out at Auntie’s”

The Tale of Two Signings (in Two Cities)…

I’m doing two book events in two towns in one day. Hope you can make it to one (or both!) tomorrow, November 12. First is Story Time with Jason Farley and Jessica Linn Evans at Auntie’s Bookstore in Spokane, Washington from 10-11 am. Then I’ll drive back to Moscow, Idaho for the Palouse Author and Art Festival at theContinue reading “The Tale of Two Signings (in Two Cities)…”

A thing or two about telling stories

I recently attended an illustrator intensive workshop put on by the Inland Northwest Region of SCBWI. The presenter was Robert Lence. He’s worked in the story department for Pixar, Dreamworks, and Disney and has been an instructor at California Institute of the Arts. He knows a thing or two about telling stories. A few concepts emphasized during theContinue reading “A thing or two about telling stories”