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March 4, 2017

Last Friday I had the chance to go back to Whidbey Island and visit the students at Crescent Harbor Elementary. Like a lot of the students in the library that afternoon, I’m a Navy brat. That means answering the question, “Where are you from?” always takes a beat or two to answer.  

To me, where I’m from is a place I’ve never really lived.

A few months ago I was driving I-5 north of Burlington, heading towards the Canadian border. The highway narrows there, hacked into the hillside, evergreens crowd either side.  Home. The word was there.  This stretch of freeway leads to the little town where I was born and lived for the first few years of my...

Last Friday I had the chance to go back to Whidbey Island and visit the students at Crescent Harbor Elementary. Like a lot of the students in the library that afternoon, I’m a Navy brat. That means answering the question, “Where are you from?” always takes a beat or two to answer.  

To me, where I’m from is a place I’ve never really lived.

A few months ago I was driving I-5 north of Burlington, heading towards the Canadian border. The highway narrows there, hacked into the hillside, evergreens crowd either side.  Home. The word was there.  This stretch of freeway leads to the little town where I was born and lived for the first few years of my...

White Wolf by Sophia @TheWolfSophia

February 17, 2017

Look at this beautiful illustration. Thank you Sophia.  I love the eyes!

Look at this beautiful illustration. Thank you Sophia.  I love the eyes!

White Wolf by Sophia @TheWolfSophia

February 17, 2017

Look at this beautiful illustration. Thank you Sophia.  I love the eyes!

Look at this beautiful illustration. Thank you Sophia.  I love the eyes!

Question from @TheWolfSophia: How do you pronounce Raul?

February 17, 2017

Thanks for the great question.  I found this great program on youtube where Emma explains everything.

Thanks for the great question.  I found this great program on youtube where Emma explains everything.

‘Listen to yourself more than you listen to other people’ Advice to her 15-year-old self from Author Peg Cheng

February 10, 2017

I met Peg Cheng via email through a mutual writer friend, Tamiko Nimura.  Right after, I purchased her middle grade novel, The Contenders, on amazon.  I was hooked from page 11 by the clean writing and sweet father-daughter relationship.  A few weeks later, over coffee at Corina’s Bakery, I had the feeling I had known Peg forever. Our conversation ran everywhere.  Our stories towards our lives as writers merged in many places. I thought later how interesting and useful it would be to share with younger writers the twisted and uphill routes we take and make as we move forward in life.  So when I came up with an Author Q&A, When I was 15,...

I met Peg Cheng via email through a mutual writer friend, Tamiko Nimura.  Right after, I purchased her middle grade novel, The Contenders, on amazon.  I was hooked from page 11 by the clean writing and sweet father-daughter relationship.  A few weeks later, over coffee at Corina’s Bakery, I had the feeling I had known Peg forever. Our conversation ran everywhere.  Our stories towards our lives as writers merged in many places. I thought later how interesting and useful it would be to share with younger writers the twisted and uphill routes we take and make as we move forward in life.  So when I came up with an Author Q&A, When I was 15,...

‘Listen to yourself more than you listen to other people’ Advice to her 15-year-old self from Author Peg Cheng

February 10, 2017

I met Peg Cheng via email through a mutual writer friend, Tamiko Nimura.  Right after, I purchased her middle grade novel, The Contenders, on amazon.  I was hooked from page 11 by the clean writing and sweet father-daughter relationship.  A few weeks later, over coffee at Corina’s Bakery, I had the feeling I had known Peg forever. Our conversation ran everywhere.  Our stories towards our lives as writers merged in many places. I thought later how interesting and useful it would be to share with younger writers the twisted and uphill routes we take and make as we move forward in life.  So when I came up with an Author Q&A, When I was 15,...

I met Peg Cheng via email through a mutual writer friend, Tamiko Nimura.  Right after, I purchased her middle grade novel, The Contenders, on amazon.  I was hooked from page 11 by the clean writing and sweet father-daughter relationship.  A few weeks later, over coffee at Corina’s Bakery, I had the feeling I had known Peg forever. Our conversation ran everywhere.  Our stories towards our lives as writers merged in many places. I thought later how interesting and useful it would be to share with younger writers the twisted and uphill routes we take and make as we move forward in life.  So when I came up with an Author Q&A, When I was 15,...

Good To Eat? by Rafe

January 27, 2017

I am so grateful that a young illustrator named Rafe shared his drawing of Bobo and Raul on the beach, looking at Vincent’s bike helmet.  Thank you Rafe, you really made my day!

 

I am so grateful that a young illustrator named Rafe shared his drawing of Bobo and Raul on the beach, looking at Vincent’s bike helmet.  Thank you Rafe, you really made my day!

 

Red Wolf

January 19, 2017

The beautiful and critically endangered red wolf pic.twitter.com/85ckWQWciO

— Life on Earth (@planetepics) January 20, 2017

The beautiful and critically endangered red wolf pic.twitter.com/85ckWQWciO

— Life on Earth (@planetepics) January 20, 2017

Red Wolf

January 19, 2017

The beautiful and critically endangered red wolf pic.twitter.com/85ckWQWciO

— Life on Earth (@planetepics) January 20, 2017

The beautiful and critically endangered red wolf pic.twitter.com/85ckWQWciO

— Life on Earth (@planetepics) January 20, 2017