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(For Fun!) Holiday Masks

November 27, 2021

I had some fun recently making mask designs inspired by Russian Stacking Dolls, Nutcrackers, and Santa beards. Choose from flat or fitted mask designs (also sizes for kids!), all available on

WHEN I’M WITH YOU cover reveal

August 14, 2021

“There’s something that I’ve noticed.Perhaps you’ve seen it, too.Life is so much betterwhen it’s me and you.” Educator John Schu revealed the cover of my and Pat Zietlow Miller’s newest book, coming out this March 2022, on his blog. Check out his post to read more!  Description from the publisher: From the time we are young, we are drawn to special people—the ones who complete our sentences and who know…

Haiku Poet Podcast feature

July 11, 2021

The Haiku Poet Podcast recently featured a read-aloud of ‘Home in the Woods’ — this is an adorable podcast by Josh Cleveland along with his kids, and it warmed my heart to have this special attention that they gave to my book. At the end of ‘Home in the Woods’, I ask readers to capture and share their family stories, and he shares the origin story of his family name.…

Scene Writing Exercise for Illustrators

April 14, 2021

When designing the illustrations for a scene in a book, here are questions I ask to help explore the visual options…(Feel free to download and print this for your own use. If you re-post this, please keep my copyright info attached and link to my blog if possible. Thanks!)