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Giveaway! Bookmarks and Stickers!

June 11, 2017

Are you an educator using This is Not a Werewolf Story in your classroom or library?  I’d love to send you some motivational stickers and bookmarks to help your kids measure their progress.

First 15 to connect with me!

Send me a message through FB, Twitter, Instagram, or my Contact form on the website. 

 

 

Are you an educator using This is Not a Werewolf Story in your classroom or library?  I’d love to send you some motivational stickers and bookmarks to help your kids measure their progress.

First 15 to connect with me!

Send me a message through FB, Twitter, Instagram, or my Contact form on the website. 

 

 

Kindness. Gratitude. All the colors of the rainbow. We need it. Here’s some.

May 9, 2017

Look at this beautiful photo by Tiffany Matthies, artist and teacher extraordinaire. I am just now delving into the thank you notes these lovely third graders sent me last week.  I am taking my time. I don’t want to rush through them. They are like little sunshine bonbons.  Here’s the first one.  I’ll post more in the coming days.  The bright pictures and kind, gracious words of these young people put a smile on my face and I hope they will for you too. We need it now, don’t we? 

 

BTW : I have spent years (and I mean years) talking to myself in the car in a British accent so this is immensely gratifying. 

Look at this beautiful photo by Tiffany Matthies, artist and teacher extraordinaire. I am just now delving into the thank you notes these lovely third graders sent me last week.  I am taking my time. I don’t want to rush through them. They are like little sunshine bonbons.  Here’s the first one.  I’ll post more in the coming days.  The bright pictures and kind, gracious words of these young people put a smile on my face and I hope they will for you too. We need it now, don’t we? 

 

BTW : I have spent years (and I mean years) talking to myself in the car in a British accent so this is immensely gratifying. 

Kindness. Gratitude. All the colors of the rainbow. We need it. Here’s some.

May 9, 2017

Look at this beautiful photo by Tiffany Matthies, artist and teacher extraordinaire. I am just now delving into the thank you notes these lovely third graders sent me last week.  I am taking my time. I don’t want to rush through them. They are like little sunshine bonbons.  Here’s the first one.  I’ll post more in the coming days.  The bright pictures and kind, gracious words of these young people put a smile on my face and I hope they will for you too. We need it now, don’t we? 

 

BTW : I have spent years (and I mean years) talking to myself in the car in a British accent so this is immensely gratifying. 

Look at this beautiful photo by Tiffany Matthies, artist and teacher extraordinaire. I am just now delving into the thank you notes these lovely third graders sent me last week.  I am taking my time. I don’t want to rush through them. They are like little sunshine bonbons.  Here’s the first one.  I’ll post more in the coming days.  The bright pictures and kind, gracious words of these young people put a smile on my face and I hope they will for you too. We need it now, don’t we? 

 

BTW : I have spent years (and I mean years) talking to myself in the car in a British accent so this is immensely gratifying. 

Imagination Inspiration

May 2, 2017

I had so much fun a few weeks ago when I dropped in on my friend Tiffany’s third grade class at Evergreen Primary. First I got a lot of cheers, then I got to autograph a bunch of papers, then I got to see the most amazing artwork, and finally, I got to read the next chapter in the book to them. It was Where Raul Finds the Key To His Questions, But the Answers are All Wrong.  

And that’s when I got to put on my Best British Accent and play Ms. Tern, who is, if you never knew it, my alter-ego. 

It was a wonderful way to spend an hour and I am so lucky to have...

I had so much fun a few weeks ago when I dropped in on my friend Tiffany’s third grade class at Evergreen Primary. First I got a lot of cheers, then I got to autograph a bunch of papers, then I got to see the most amazing artwork, and finally, I got to read the next chapter in the book to them. It was Where Raul Finds the Key To His Questions, But the Answers are All Wrong.  

And that’s when I got to put on my Best British Accent and play Ms. Tern, who is, if you never knew it, my alter-ego. 

It was a wonderful way to spend an hour and I am so lucky to have...

“Own your self, own your history, own your body, own your life for what it is” Tamiko Nimura’s advice to her 15-year-old-self

April 19, 2017

Over the last ten years, our paths have crossed in so many places—yoga, the playground of our kids’ elementary school, cafés, and of course, the halls of the university where we both once worked. I always think that walking in the same circles is a good indicator of a kindred spirit.  At the same time, these serendipitous conversations with Tamiko Nimura are Way Too Short. So, I’m especially grateful that she agreed to participate in this interview, and gave me the chance to get to know her a bit better.

With so many similar interests—love of nature and family, literature, art, and music—I guess it really surprised me to see that her comments on PE are the ones that made...

Over the last ten years, our paths have crossed in so many places—yoga, the playground of our kids’ elementary school, cafés, and of course, the halls of the university where we both once worked. I always think that walking in the same circles is a good indicator of a kindred spirit.  At the same time, these serendipitous conversations with Tamiko Nimura are Way Too Short. So, I’m especially grateful that she agreed to participate in this interview, and gave me the chance to get to know her a bit better.

With so many similar interests—love of nature and family, literature, art, and music—I guess it really surprised me to see that her comments on PE are the ones that made...

“Own your self, own your history, own your body, own your life for what it is” Tamiko Nimura’s advice to her 15-year-old-self

April 19, 2017

Over the last ten years, our paths have crossed in so many places—yoga, the playground of our kids’ elementary school, cafés, and of course, the halls of the university where we both once worked. I always think that walking in the same circles is a good indicator of a kindred spirit.  At the same time, these serendipitous conversations with Tamiko Nimura are Way Too Short. So, I’m especially grateful that she agreed to participate in this interview, and gave me the chance to get to know her a bit better.

With so many similar interests—love of nature and family, literature, art, and music—I guess it really surprised me to see that her comments on PE are the ones that made...

Over the last ten years, our paths have crossed in so many places—yoga, the playground of our kids’ elementary school, cafés, and of course, the halls of the university where we both once worked. I always think that walking in the same circles is a good indicator of a kindred spirit.  At the same time, these serendipitous conversations with Tamiko Nimura are Way Too Short. So, I’m especially grateful that she agreed to participate in this interview, and gave me the chance to get to know her a bit better.

With so many similar interests—love of nature and family, literature, art, and music—I guess it really surprised me to see that her comments on PE are the ones that made...

Reading Bowl @TomeSociety

April 6, 2017

I’m so thrilled that This is Not a Werewolf Story was selected by the Tome Society for the 2017-18 Reading Bowl.  What an honor to make this list.

I’m so thrilled that This is Not a Werewolf Story was selected by the Tome Society for the 2017-18 Reading Bowl.  What an honor to make this list.

Reading Bowl @TomeSociety

April 6, 2017

I’m so thrilled that This is Not a Werewolf Story was selected by the Tome Society for the 2017-18 Reading Bowl.  What an honor to make this list.

I’m so thrilled that This is Not a Werewolf Story was selected by the Tome Society for the 2017-18 Reading Bowl.  What an honor to make this list.