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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.

“You are full of possibilities” Advice to his 15-year-old self from Author Jes Battis

April 3, 2017

One of the best things about getting my novel published? Meeting other authors.  I think as you read this powerful interview with Jes Battis, you’ll understand what I mean. What Jes says below is what every young adult needs to hear–and more than once.  

I met Jes a few weekends ago in Los Angeles at the Medieval Association of the Pacific’s annual conference. This year I was part of a panel on modernizing medieval works. Sitting alongside me at the table were Kim Zarins, author of Sometimes We Tell the Truth—a modern retelling of Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales—and Jes Battis, author of the Parallel Parks and the Occult Special Investigator series.  I’ve never...

One of the best things about getting my novel published? Meeting other authors.  I think as you read this powerful interview with Jes Battis, you’ll understand what I mean. What Jes says below is what every young adult needs to hear–and more than once.  

I met Jes a few weekends ago in Los Angeles at the Medieval Association of the Pacific’s annual conference. This year I was part of a panel on modernizing medieval works. Sitting alongside me at the table were Kim Zarins, author of Sometimes We Tell the Truth—a modern retelling of Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales—and Jes Battis, author of the Parallel Parks and the Occult Special Investigator series.  I’ve never...

The Salish Sea. A regarder en boucle.

March 30, 2017

The golden Salish Sea at Semiahmoo that filled my lens a few summers ago, and this video my sister Kaye caught last night. 

 

The golden Salish Sea at Semiahmoo that filled my lens a few summers ago, and this video my sister Kaye caught last night. 

 

The Salish Sea. A regarder en boucle.

March 30, 2017

The golden Salish Sea at Semiahmoo that filled my lens a few summers ago, and this video my sister Kaye caught last night. 

 

The golden Salish Sea at Semiahmoo that filled my lens a few summers ago, and this video my sister Kaye caught last night.