Giants are Real! Coast Redwood Giants, That Is!

In 2013, I was lucky enough to receive a grant from SCBWI to pursue a writing project involving coast Redwood trees. Recently, I visited Redwood National and State Parks and made a brief video about my way-too-short time there. Be sure your audio is turned on, relax, and enjoy the magnificence of these very real giants…

A Nice Shout Out from SCBWI Blog Host Lee Wind

Many thanks to Lee Wind for his post in the official SCBWI blog about our Mentor Monday series. He’s passionate about mentorship as well. Check it out and add his blog to your follow list.  He and SCBWI have some great stuff going on


I’ve just returned from the 2011 SCBWI-Michigan fall conference and even though this was my 6th fall conference with this group, I am still in awe of their comraderie, support and skill. If you are a children’s book writer and/or illustrator and you haven’t joined the Society for Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, do it today (…. Read more »

Commitment Trumps Beauty

A small but curious group attended the SCBWI Networking Day gathering on Saturday, March 6 — despite a postcard-perfect day in Marquette.  UP here in the land of six months of snow and cold, we live for a heady 59 degrees in March.  Coming inside on this day was a testament to passion.  I’m sending a special shout out to Boni Ashburn, the traditionally published… Read more »

SCBWI Networking Day

Click on “News” above and you’ll find out more information about Networking Day in our area.  I’m hosting and bringing something chocolate, something caffeinated, and something interesting.  You’ll have to come to find out what.  RSVP required to [email protected] or 906-228-4465 (so I know how much of the stuff to bring.)  This is a great… Read more »