I’m sad to learn this morning of a friend’s passing. Elsa Marston was a talented writer, a caring person, and a wonderful human being. She had a life fully lived in which she made the world a better place. She’ll be sorely missed. My love goes to her family.
I’d intended to be back here a month ago, but life. I’ve been helping a son recover from an accident and also trying to figure out what to do with the state of the world. I decided when I started blogging here that this place wouldn’t be personal or political. … Read More
Linda Sue Park is a terrific writer and a remarkable person. The exact right combination for a Ted Talk. If you haven’t seen what she says about how a book can empower kids, help them build empathy, and give them tools for coping with the unfairness of life – have … Read More
Today I have the good fortune to be speaking with writers and illustrators at Indiana’s SCBWI regional conference about the topic of Writing Outside One’s Culture. I have lots to say about this subject, so let’s hope I get it all said within the allotted time. 🙂