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All-things-Harry and Summer Sheep Flock to Kepler’s

August already? Whoosh! That’s what happens when you spend your summer at CAMP! That’s me, "Drama Mama," with some of my amazing staff (left photo), and (right) getting an ice cream sundae on my head last summer. (Haven’t downloaded this year’s photos yet!) This summer we told all our theater students at Sugarloaf Fine Arts… Read more »

Goldie Locks, Connie Goldsmith, and Germs

What do germs have to do with writing? I meet with three of my writing pals, Connie Goldsmith, Patricia Newman ( , and Linda Joy Singleton ( ), every other week and we are all so proud of the great press Connie’s latest non-fiction books have been getting that I have to share. Check this… Read more »

Bo Peep at Stanford

I met up with author pals Lynn Hazen (center) and  Kim Zarins (with the bunny ears) at the Provost’s Egg Hunt last Saturday at Stanford.  Big thanks to another author pal, Nancy Etchemendy (R) and her husband John, who hosted the event for all the darling little bunnies of the Grad students. Nancy’s middle grade… Read more »

Caldecott, Newberry, and Curious George

Happy Spring Break from Erin Dealey and Curious George! Curious George was on hand to help me last weekend at the Reading Rainbow Young Writers’ and Illustrators’ workshop I taught for our local PBS station KVIE. (You get to meet a lot of celebrities in this business!) Hi to all the kids from Del Paso,… Read more »

The Best Books in the World

I visited the kids at Valley Oak Elementary in Davis CA last week. Here’s a picture from one of the p.m. Kinders, Kerryne. You can view more of their letters and fabulous art work in my photo album: Letters From Kids.  I wish I could have displayed more of them but those in pencil didn’t… Read more »