This last week, I had the opportunity of traveling to the Oregon Coast with some friends. This was my very first trip to the Pacific Northwest and can I say, this area of the country is amazing! It’s one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen. We drove to the Oregon Coast along [...]
I’m frequently asked for tips on how new writers can get started in the business. So for inquiring minds, I have decided that in this section of my website (Writing Advice), I will compile an ongoing list of “tips” for aspiring writers young and old. Stay tuned for periodic updates…..or even better yet, sign up [...]
I took a photography class in Fall 2009 and I completed many of my weekly assignments at my nephew’s soccer games. Here are some of my favorite shots. More to come later!
May 17, 2010 Today, I had the opportunity to give a presentation at my old elementary school as part of the school’s big 50th Birthday Celebration. The entire student body was in attendance (grades K-6) which included 550 students (plus the teachers and staff). Isn’t it cool that during the school’s 50th year there were [...]
May 5, 2010 Today I visited the first graders at Park View Elementary School. I simplified the presentation for my young audience. I spoke briefly about the different types of writing that people do. Then, I talked about a couple of my books including The Backyard Flower Garden for Kids. I talked about this particular [...]
I’ve always wanted to learn how to make the perfect biscuit. Today, I found THE recipe. And to think it was sitting in a cookbook on my kitchen shelf all along!! These biscuits are light, flaky, buttery, and fantastically delicious. And the best part…they’re super easy and take ingredients that are typically found in any [...]
Here’s the current stack of reading material nestled on the nightstand by my bed. I’m starting to realize a common theme with the types of books that I choose to read. Can you guess it?
This is my latest puzzle publication. It’s in this month’s issue of Highlights Magazine (May 2010), page 24. Usually when a person submits something to a magazine, its final format is dramatically different than what was originally sent due to the addition of illustrations, etc. This puzzle, surprisingly, is EXACTLY like how I submitted it down [...]