Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators Conference

Whew! It’s been awhile since I’ve blogged. My excuse? I’m working hard on a new middle grade novel. I tend to let everything else slide when I’m deep in revision mode. But I did have to take just a moment to gush about the amazing SCBWI conference in Miami this weekend. It was chock full […]

The STEAM Trunk Circus-Storybook Steampunk Set in Progress

Things are moving full STEAM ahead for the STEAM Trunk Circus Transmedia project!!! We’re so excited about where this is going. Love working with indiegogo, because we’re able to use the funds right away as they come in. That’s enabling us to bring in an amazing team to build our Storybook Steampunk style set. Here […]

STEAM TRUNK CIRCUS Indiegogo Campaign

So excited about our new indiegogo campaign. Please click the link to see what it’s all about and support creativity in education! Please help us spread the word by sharing it directly from the Indiegogo page. Thanks!! Go to    

The New Mixed-Up Fairy Tale Show

Hard to believe Memorial Day has come and gone and summer is just around the corner. For the first time in quite a while, Kenny and I won’t be doing a Summer Reading Tour. This year we’ve decided to stay close to home and focus on a super-exciting, can’t-wait-to-tell-you-about-it, top-secret project.  Oooh, it’s gonna be […]

WEIRD Books Inspire Reading!

Yesterday, Kenny and I were guest readers at Pine Jog Elementary School. It was a blast! We visit lots of elementary schools, but we’re usually on a stage in the cafetorium  (love those cafetoriums) doing one of storytheater shows or our test-taking show. Shows are fun, but it’s also good to get up close and […]

Good Books, Good Times

I was going through my bookshelves today and came across an autographed copy of GOOD BOOKS, GOOD TIMES with poems selected by Lee Bennett Hopkins. I forgot how much I enjoy the poems in this little gem. It’s was the perfect inspiration for me as I begin prepping for a Book SmARTS and Crafts workshop […]

Here’s to a Prosperous, Polka-Dot New Year!!

As a “storyologist” I love finding out about interesting, odd, weird, unusual, fascinating, funny, intriguing, holiday traditions from around the world, like this one from the Philippines…. On December 31st Filipinos prepare a midnight feast to welcome the New Year. They wear polka-dot clothing and prepare round foods (oranges, apples, things in round containers, etc.) […]