The Wisdom of Pooh

In my current story, Nick, Nick gives Meg a book for Christmas inscribed: Dear Meg, Listen to the children.  They have the answers to all the questions. Love, Nick. Once I had the inscription, I needed a book to go with it.  What book would fit such a thought?  It did not take me long…

Catching up–Volume 1: Brian’s graduation

So much has happened in the last month that I have to divide it into multiple posts; otherwise, even I will get tired of reading it. volume 1-Brian’s graduation volume 2-cruise to Alaska volume 3-house stuff volume 4-my first royalty payment volume 5-writing again Brian, our younger son, graduated from high school on May 29.  Though…

Else Holmelund Minarik

As I have been surfing the web today, I came across two news articles that, in my mind, should have been linked. Much has been made of the passing of Maurice Sendak (as it should–he was one of my favorite author/illustrators), but  I have seen nothing until today about the death on July 13 of Elsie Holmelund…

And now for something completely different–Game of Thrones

I am completely immersed in Game of Thrones.  Balancing blogging and writing is hard?  Balancing writing with Game of Thrones is well-nigh impossible, but I must (oh, the drama!)  because the first book is 800 pages and the next three are 900 each.  Why, oh, why couldn’t I have become obsessed with the stack of romance…