• My study shelves after the quake

    Earthquake Nov. 30, 2018

    We had a big Alaskan earthquake on Friday morning. It was estimated at 7.0 magnitude, centered seven miles north of the city of Anchorage, and lasted for about 40 seconds. Several aftershocks hit for hours afterwards, the biggest around 5.0.…

  • Book Fair Flyer

    SCBWI-Alaska Book Fair 11/28!

    One of my groups, the Alaska chapter of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI-Alaska), is having a book fair on Wednesday! We’ll be at the Anchorage Barnes and Noble from 1:00 to 8:00 pm on 11/28/18. Read…

  • winter trees

    Happy Thanksgiving!

    Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday, because it focuses on being thankful for what we have, and on two universal things: food and loved ones. I love to cook, and Thanksgiving dinner is both a touchstone and cause for celebration. Food,…