Monday, June 15, 2009

Writing and Gardening

Is it just a coincidence that all of the authors I know love gardening? For me, it's the thrill of watching things grow from day to day. A lot could be said about gardening and writing, but I'll save that for another post. I'd be quite interested in seeing the results of a survey of writers in which they were asked if they garden and why. So if any of you are out there, tell me, why do you love gardening?

WHAT I'M READING THIS WEEK: Come Juneteenth (Ann Rinaldi)

Sunday, June 7, 2009


Exactly two years ago I joined The Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. I am so grateful for this organization and the people I've met along the way. Here's a shout out for the Bellingham Network and the Western Washington Region. The road to great storytelling and publication has been a whole lot smoother thanks to the hard work of the many delightful people who have graciously helped me along my writing journey.

WHAT I'M READING THIS WEEK: The Mysterious Benedict Society (Trenton Lee Stewart) and Burning Bright (Tracy Chevalier)