Saturday, January 30, 2010
Thursday, January 28, 2010
Your Hair? Colored
Your Mother? reader
Your Father? reader
Your Dream Last Night? forgot
Your Favorite Drink? milkshake
Your Dream/Goal? Author/illustrator
What Room Are You In? Kitchen
Your Fear? Loss
Something That You Aren't? survivalist (I've seen Bear Grylls)
Wish List Item? Time
Last Thing You Did? homework (not mine)
What Are You Wearing? jeans
Your TV? XBox
Your Pets? Lucy
Your Life? Blessed
Your Mood? antsy
Missing Someone? Yep (My grandfather's been gone 10 years today)
Something You Aren't Wearing? lipgloss
Your Favorite Store? Anthropologie
Your Favorite Color? Pink
When Was The Last Time You Laughed? today
Last Time You Cried? today
Your Best Friend? husband
One Place You Go To Over And Over Again? grocers
Favorite Place To Eat? varies
I hereby bequeath this award to:
Rachel @ Home Girl
Natalie @ Natalie Bahm
Audra @ Inspired Nutmeg
Tess @ Tess Hilmo
Laura @ My Side of the Rainbow
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Prolific author Andrew Clements (Frindle, Room One) is a hero of mine. His upcoming middle grade adventure series, Benjamin Pratt and the Keepers of the School, sounds like a whole lot of fun. Isn't the cover, illustrated by Adam Stower, great?
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Garrett stormed back down the walk, leaving Mrs. Hegg's gate wide open. He marched over to Mirabelle and wished for the hundredth time in his eleventh year he was two inches taller. At least then he'd be eye to eye with her. Looking up to girls stunk.
And Miserable Mirabelle was stinkier than the average girl.
Sunday, January 24, 2010
Saturday, January 23, 2010
Thursday, January 21, 2010
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
I don't know about you, but when two o' clock rolls around, I'm sunk. Drained. Worthless. Ready to nap, right next to the two year old. When the house grows quiet, my head starts to bob.
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
This is from my recent middle grade:
Garrett thought about hiding in the pantry but picked up the cookbooks he’d knocked to the floor instead. Like that made a dent in the great scheme of things. It looked like a giant blueberry had exploded smack in his mother’s kitchen.
Mrs. Thomas flew into the room. Her short curly hair was wild on the right but smashed against her head on the left. The perfect picture of bed head. She drew a sharp breath and froze.
“Garrett Wylie Thomas! What have you done now?” she blurted.
“An experiment?” he offered in a small voice, still clutching Anyone Can Cook.
Monday, January 18, 2010
Saturday, January 16, 2010
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Saturday, January 9, 2010
Thursday, January 7, 2010
Monday, January 4, 2010
Courtesy of one of my favorite people on the planet, Audra. This gal not only is a great photographer, but she can cook up a storm in no time flat, all from scratch, with 5 little ones underfoot.
Saturday, January 2, 2010
Click here for a fabulous interview with Johanna Wright, Illustrator and Author of children's books, in which she talks about her writing and painting process. Her most recent work is The Secret Circus (Roaring Brook Press, March 31, 2009).
I'll take this room with a view.
The only way my husband convinced me to leave was bribery with my other vice (um, not the art supplies one, the sugary one) - ice cream. Don't judge. We'd just had a 12 hour plane ride.