Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Wekkly Wednesday W-update 7-18-18

Hello Readers,

I am always pleasantly distracted by new ideas and new possibilities.  I often wish I had a few extra copies of myself so I could work on many different projects. But, alas, there is only one of me wanting to accomplish some many things at once.

Aside from the books I am working on now, I have more picture books, chapter books, and art ideas I want to work on. 

Well, I off to work on a bit of everything.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

July 11th 2018: The Honor of Writing

The Honor of Writing

      I was writing a story a few years ago and there was a side character that kept popping into my mind. This character was a beautiful, wise, charismatic man and that character was based on my grandfather. That unfinished story has gone nowhere. It was, though, the beginning of a new idea of dedicating a book to my grandfather. The idea sat around in my head for a while. 

     In May, I sat down and worked on a few new books, two of which are about my grandfather, his amazing life, wisdom, and how much he is deeply loved. He was so happy to read his books. 

      At the end of June, he passed away suddenly. 
      Family and friends gathered together to remember the amazing man, my grandfather. He overflowed with peace and joy. He made everyone feel like they were the most important person in the world. He was a blessing. 
He is missed and loved. 

      I am grateful to have so many wonderful memories of my grandfather.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

6.20.18 Wednesday W-Update

Hello Readers!

Today is my first free Wednesday in months and I am enjoying it.  The Reading Buddy Program has ended with the school year. I had fun reading with 1st graders.
Now, we all get to relax.
I'm back to working on some old projects (again!) and fine tuning the details.

Summer begins tomorrow. Woo-hoo!
I have plenty I to read this summer and plenty of projects to enjoy.

Let me know about your summer reads.


Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Weekly Wednesday W-Update 5/9/2018

Hello Readers!

I've been working, writing, and illustrating. I'm actually surprised that I've been able to get so much book work accomplished since I've been so busy recently.

Anyway, I'm focused on the picture book "Mr. Johnson" right now. You may notice, my book schedule is all over the place. I put the breaks on a few other books until "Mr. Johnson" is published at the end of this month.

Here's a cover preview:

that's all for now!

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Weekly Wednesday W-Update 5/2/18

Hello Readers!

I am working on a new inspirational picture book called "Mr. Johnson". It's a story about a wonderful man, my grandfather.

Well, I have to go!
I'm working on the cover now.

Friday, April 27, 2018

April 27th 2018

Today is the 8 year anniversary of "American Princess".
This all started because I had a fun (or silly) idea to write a story about a princess who goes on an adventure, a princess story about an ordinary girl with an extraordinary personality. 
I said my idea out loud and at the time 
I didn't actually know what I started. I started a fire inside of myself. 
Soon it wasn't just an abstract idea. I actually brainstormed, sat at my computer, created an outline of who my princess would be, and then I was truly writing my first novel. A complete story.
I became a writer. I could hardly believe it.
My love of drawing and writing came together perfectly 
for this composition.

As always, I thank my parents first. I thank them 
for giving my a firm foundation, for believing in me,
and supporting me.
My mother is my first and favorite reviewer.
She is also my #1 editor.

I had a few extra editors and reviewers on this project. So, thank you thank, thank,
Maria and 

Thank you family and friends who first read my work and gave me feedback.

AND a BIG THANKS to all the readers who have read my work 
and took the time to review it.