I’m just going to put it out there–I love aphorisms. Ditty phrases that pump you up, make you smile, peel you off the floor when you’re down. They’re like GIFs with words. So I’ve decided to start listing some of my favourites so that I have some maxims to look back on any time IContinue reading “YES! Quotes”
Half time, that is. Hmm, that doesn’t sound quite right. Let’s start again. It’s almost here…the moment so many of you have been waiting for. And by “so many” I mean my Mom. Hi Mom! What I mean to say is…my next book is almost on the shelves. YIPPPEEEE! Please welcome Half A Giraffe? toContinue reading “It’s almost time!”
Look what my dad found in the window of the lovely Owl and Turtle Bookshop in Camden, Maine. Can’t wait to be there this summer to visit in person 🙂 @owlandturtle
The importance of critique groups
… a festive yet relaxing, entertaining yet snuggly, rip-roaring yet storm-free, exotic yet homey, and most of all joyous and positive holiday. Read lots of books, drink copious amounts of tea, raise whirlwinds and enjoy life.
George Saunders wrote the following paragraphs in the Guardian and I’m posting it here to remind us all how writing is all about re-writing. And how important it is to edit your own work rather than just assuming that the first draft is the final draft just because it’s written down. And how to addContinue reading “Making Your Story “Less Lame””
There are a lot of wannabes out there. And Maybe if I had the time… And Someday I’ll… I’ve talked to quite a few people lately who say that they’ve always wanted to write a children’s book. That they have a story inside them. But that’s where it ends. They talk about it, think aboutContinue reading “Wannabes”
Making a book launch happen!
So, there are pleeeenty of things I should be doing today as I wait for launch day (more on that later). I could be doing work WORK WORK WORK WORK WORK WORK WORK but I’m not. I could be cleaning the house HAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHA but I’m not. I could be working on my next book LAContinue reading “Things I’m doing while I wait for the LAUNCH of This Is A Serious Book”
It’s finally arrived! The day This Is a Serious Book comes out in the UK. Different jacket, different size, a few different spellings, but it’s here! And I don’t even have a picture for you because I’ve given away my one and only copy. Off to get some more!