Category Archives: Portland Oregon

SCBWI in Oregon

It’s too late to sign up for one-on-one crits and manuscript reviews but you can still attend a day with an editor from Dial, an author, a picture book agent and me. It’s like a dream come true, right!? Get … Continue reading

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Something strange in the sky

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Oregon weather

This is the time of year where Oregon tests you. If you don’t have the ability to run off for sunnier environments (which is like everywhere else in the solar system except perhaps Neptune…actually I bet Neptune is nicer this time of … Continue reading

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Day 2. Blessed be the snowman makers.

Winters continus to hold us hostage. Sure the kids like to slide – for about an hour – then it’s back inside to begin arguments for additional ‘screen time’. These hearings continue all day until the judge is exhausted and … Continue reading

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Baby, it’s muddy outside, I really can’t stay…

An old panel cartoon, but so appropriate today.

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School Visits to Kennewick, WA

I spent a week visiting the schools in Kennewick Washington and the Tri-Cities area. By the end of the week I had spoken to at least 1,800 students. Plus I did 6 workshops. It was a lot of fun but it was … Continue reading

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SMART in October

Today is the release of a really fun project I was lucky enough to be involved with. The Oregon Reads Aloud book is available today! It’s a celebration of 25 years of SMART (Start Making A Reader Today) which is … Continue reading

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