Last evening, I was treated to a sneak peek of Christina Wald’s illustrations for our book, A Warm Winter Tail, and I am over the moon.  She has captured the light, color, details and feel I had so hoped for.  If you visit her blog at, you’ll see a couple of images. I can’t… Read more »

Cover Art!!!

I just received cover art for A Warm Winter Tail! I think Christina Wald nailed it. What do you think?  


I can now say there are few better feelings in life for a writer than to see actual drawings for her debut picture book. Even in the sketch phase, Christina Wald ( has drawn what I pictured in my mind as I wrote — without any conversation between us — and I’m in awe of her talent.  I cannot wait to see the… Read more »

It is official! Sylvan Dell to publish WARM IN THE WINTER TAIL!

I’m thrilled to announce Sylvan Dell will publish my fiction picture book, Warm in the Winter Tail.  The scheduled release date is fall 2012 and Christina Wald will illustrate. Her work is beautiful and I can’t wait to see how she interprets the text. In addition to their reach into trade and educational markets, Sylvan Dell Publishing is… Read more »