I didn’t Expect That.
I enjoy going to the movies. I have since I was a kid. Now that I have children of my own, I find myself relishing the times that we see a film together. This past Sunday was one such time. My oldest and I went to see R.I.P.D. It was an entertaining film, but that’s…Read More
A D-lux Apartment in the Sky
The move, discussed here, was not as long and arduous as I at first expected. That’s not to say that there were no issues involved in the process. I believe all my old posts have come through. I spent a few days skinning the pages to look the way I wanted. And bingo. Here I…Read More
I Had Fun in New Jersey. Really, I did.
I spent last weekend at the NJ SCBWI conference. It was the first time that I attended this event and I must say, they throw a good party. From the cocktail party Friday night all the way through the closing keynote, the experience was fantastic. If you have any interest in writing kidlit at all,…Read More
Taking the Road Less Traveled Occasionally Gets You Lost
When I set out to write a blog I already knew that I wanted it to be a WordPress blog. There were several reasons for this 1. I had used WordPress before. 2. It was free. 3. I was familiar enough with the code to get it to look and feel the way I wanted.…Read More
You Need Help. Serious Help.
There are a lot of things that I don’t enjoy doing. Things like spending time with small minded people, watching the news, and reality TV. Sometimes these things are easily avoided, but other times, they provide a significant barrier to accomplishing my goals. Then there are times that the barrier is more of a wall.…Read More
Kids Make Me Laugh
My kids make me laugh. For those with children, I assume this is not a new thing. Kids are funny. The things they do. The things they say. They can be funnier than the best comedian. They can also be a gigantic pain in the stones, but we aren’t going to discuss that today because…Read More
15 Words: A Writing Game
One of the cool things about being a writer, or an artist, is how excited your kids get about writing and art. The Little One has always been interested in drawing, and he’s drawn some very impressive things for a 5-year old. Here’s the devil he drew for me before I went on my writing…Read More
I tried to express how helpful the Kidlit community was when I wrote this post. But, it is extremely difficult to quantify how great the writers, illustrators, editors, agents, and everyone else in this community is. I spent last weekend running towards people yelling, “Retreat! Retreat!” at the Eastern PA SCBWI Pocono retreat. They were…Read More
I Need a What?
Being in the graphic design field, I had the good fortune to have a pretty cool head shot done by a vendor a few years ago. Pretty cool for a moody artist type. I was younger. Not much grey in the hair. I wasn’t wearing my glasses. It had drama and depth and black. Lots…Read More
Books: Pieces of Awesome You Can Carry.
The other day I found a box of books in the basement. This is not unusual as I ran out of shelf space a few years ago, and I keep a lot of books down there. I can hear the bibliophile’s groaning, but when it comes to books, I’m a bit of a hoarder. I…Read More