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Recently I had the great pleasure of writing the foreword to Rabbit Room Press's new edition of MacDonald's classic fairy tale.
I recently had a delightful chat with my friend Jonathan Rogers for his podcast "The Habit."
My husband is a crier in movies; I am not. Occasionally something will tug out a tear or two, but it’s rare.
I think we all have memories of finishing a favorite childhood book—of turning the final page and feeling as if we’ve lived a lifetime in the space between those two covers.
What’s in your story soup? J. R. R. Tolkien, in a famous essay on fairy-stories, wrote about “the Pot of Soup, the Cauldron of Story” . . .
In Henry and the Chalk Dragon, the artistic main character, Henry, has a knightly costume he’s fashioned for himself . . .
In an early chapter of Henry and the Chalk Dragon, La Muncha Elementary School receives a visit from two mysterious people whom Henry hears referred to as “Bored Members” . . .
I’m going to tell you a secret. This is one of those details of the writing process that feels so intimate I’m almost embarrassed to share it.
As a children’s book author and a creative writing teacher for kids, I have the honor—and challenge—of spending my days both digging for the submerged sunrise in myself and basking in the blazing sun of others.
I’ve been in a tempest of lesson planning for summer camps, library workshops, and online classes.
I grew up in a book-loving family. Bookshelves oozed over the walls of our home, spreading farther and farther into the unused spaces as the years went by.
Welcome! I’m a children’s book author, artist, and teacher living in Nashville, TN.
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