Category Archive: writing

Drying Time

I’m sitting here in my armchair at ten p.m. waiting for the dryer to ding. A year ago, it began running through its cycle in exactly half the time it takes to actually… Continue reading


  Years ago, at an SCBWI (Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators) conference in Bozeman, I sat in on a workshop presented by talented writer Elaine Marie Alphin in which she recommended… Continue reading

“Jack Built”

I’m working on preliminary drawings for a painting of “The House That Jack Built” and realizing, again, how editing an art piece resembles editing a manuscript.  I’d like to say they’re neat pyramid-type… Continue reading