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February 17, 2017

Some of my most interesting evenings have been spent "camping" in the family room, around a fire, when the power went out.  Building Lego cities into the evening, playing card games and reading by  the light of a lantern, everything just seemed magical. As long as the power didn't remain...

February 15, 2017

Registration is Open! Come join us for Carrie Charlie Brown's fun month of reading and discussing picture books. Participating for the past two years, I found the posts by authors and illustrators to be educational and helpful, the camaraderie of the participants to be inspiring, and the...

February 12, 2017

As an extra post … here is my story for Susanna Leonard Hill’s 2nd Annual Valentiny Contest.

As a bit of background, here are the rules for this competition:

Write a Valentines story appropriate for children (children here defined as ages 12 and under) maximum 214 words in which someon...

February 10, 2017

What a crazy week. In addition to biggest snow storm in Western Washington, since 2012 and of course politics, two of my favorite bookstore branches closed. I loved these stores. My family loved these stores. One had a beautiful fireplace and held wonderful author events, both individual...

February 3, 2017

Sometimes the most amazing things happen when when you resist fear and take a chance to listen and to help someone else.  

A Fiend For Mole

Author & Illustrator: Nancy Armo

Publisher: Peachtree (2016)

Ages: 4-6



Friendship, conquering fear of the dark and of being lost, and divers...

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