Wednesday, October 19, 2022

All things October



                                 I like the playful spirit of this time of the year!

Tuesday, October 11, 2022

New addition to the Hello, World! collection


✴ GIVEAWAY ✴  A new Hello, World! board book is out today!  Rocks and Minerals is a simple introduction that explores different kind of rocks, how they’re made, a variety of minerals– with lots of colors, shapes, sizes, and super-simple facts.

To enter visit my Instagram page.  I’ll pick a winner at random October 28th.  Rock on!

Monday, October 10, 2022

I'm a guest blogger!


Stefanie Hohl is an author, educator, and speaker who asked me to write a guest blog post about my process of writing board books.  (Honestly and invitation I never expected to receive!)  If you’d like to learn more about my approach to writing you can do so here.

Friday, October 7, 2022

Shapes, sizes, and some sparkle! ✨

Last year I got to learn about rocks & minerals for an upcoming Hello, World! book.  Over the summer I visited my brother in Boston & he took me to the Harvard Mineralogical & Geological Museum which was spectacular!  Rows of beautiful rocks, minerals ores, and gems, in different shapes & sizes.  The even have a collection of meteorites. (Space rocks that are hurled to Earth from space!)  I never thought much about rocks or minerals but, they really are interesting & much more complex than you think at first glance.  


If you don’t have a fancy museum nearby head outside, varied rocks are often found by lakes, rivers, creeks, ponds, or streams. Another great place to look for rocks is on a hike!  


*If you’re just starting to collect rocks you can cheaply & easily separate & store them in an egg carton.  

Treasures are fun to find!


Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Delight- FALL!


I'm inspired by early fall!  Finding myself wishing that October could last longer.  In the Midwest once November comes it is cold. (which is not my thing)  Until then I'll bask in the mild breeze, pretty colors and falling leaves. (which I miss once they're gone)

Can you tell I'm feeling melancholy today?

Saturday, October 1, 2022



time to conjure up some magic!  (And maybe some candy too.)