My Writing

One of my heroes: “Denver the Dapper Dog with the permanent tuxedo and the cool bow tie.” Note: The dog to the left is my dog, who was my inspiration, but is nothing like Denver. Thankfully imagination works like that.   A story idea that came from an icebreaker speech at Toastmasters (used with permission):

Writing is…

an experiment “I don’t see writing as communication of something already discovered, as ‘truths’ already known. Rather, I see writing as a job of experiment. It’s like any discovery job; you don’t know what’s going to happen until you try it.” –William Stafford a struggle “Writing is a struggle against silence.” –Carlos Fuentes an illusion

Reading: Who Wet My Pants?

Who Wet My Pants? was written by Bob Shea and illustrated by Zachariah Ohora. The front cover says, “It’s not the crime… It’s the cover-up.” I found it shocking. No, not the crime. No, not the cover-up. What was shocking is the fact that you can use the borrowed-from-the-French-wholesale “vis-a-vis” in a children’s book! Apparently there is

Reading: Stick and Stone

Stick and Stone, written by Beth Ferry and illustrated by Tom Lichthenheld, was published in 2015. It is the story of two lone creatures who become friends. Obstacles include a bully, a storm, and needing help. There are a few delightful language plays and a fun mathematical transformation.