Okay… So It’s Out, What now?

on June 29, 2012

 Okay– so I’m WAY EXCITED that Sidecar is out, and by this afternoon it will be out at amazon.com, and it’s already out at ARe.  So, anyway, I’m staring at my computer breathlessly, like this: 0.0 : while waiting for the world to recognize the awesomeness of moi! Alas.  It doesn’t happen that immediately, or that cleanly–… Read More


on June 26, 2012

 Hi, all! I’m gonna start off with book news, because you’ve all seen plenty of family stuff for the last few, and, well, because Sidecar is coming out, and I’m getting SUPER excited.  Did I mention the cover?  I originally got the cover “sketch” and loved it.  Fell completely in love.  I begged them not to cover… Read More

Greetings from the Wilds of Oregon

on June 24, 2012

I love it here, actually.  When I was a kid, our preferred method of travel was a renovated VW Bus (called Brother Bus, sweartadog!) and the Pacific Northwest was our playground.  We would journey to Oregon, Washington, and Canada, camping outside when we could, or smushing the five of us (once it was six and… Read More

Six Years Ago

on June 22, 2012

Six years ago I had two books out: And I was working on a third: Squish, Big T, Zoomboy and Chicken all looked as you see him in This Right Here.  We called Squish “Ladybug” then, because the true awesomeness of Squish had not yet been discovered, and we called Zoomboy, ‘The Cave Troll’ because he… Read More

The Dance of the Hours

on June 19, 2012

So, we lived through Saturday. It was tough– it got to be a-hundred-gazillion-wasumba degrees on Saturday, and, well, that sort of sucketh right there.  But the kids got up on stage and the danced their hearts out–even Chicken, who was fading fast in the end. Chicken actually had a very funny moment, speaking of fading… Read More

Quick, look at the pretty!

on June 16, 2012

Chicken, Zoomboy, and Squish all have their recital today.  Now there are going to be a thousand people working backstage and they have been working sixteen hour days for the last two weeks to make this happen, and I in no way want to minimize the effort of the mothers and volunteers and the kids… Read More


on June 13, 2012

So my tweeple, Logan, sent me the sweetest (and most intimidating) tweet.  He told me he “measured time by when my books came out.” (((O.O))) See what I mean?  About sweet and intimidating? Because it’s like marking time with holidays (and the reasons parents always go into heart failure as the winter solstice rolls around.)… Read More

Saturday Night Cleanup

on June 10, 2012

Okay– wow.  Chicken is not the only one who has had an eventful week.  She made it through graduation, and then went on to dance rehearsal, and then went on to grad night until five in the morning, and then went to dance rehearsal at five at night and then tonight, we all went to… Read More

Dreams For Our Daughters

on June 7, 2012

It was one of those moments where you feel stupid. I was at rehearsal for recital– Squish, Zoomboy and Chicken are all in combinations of dance and gymnastics, and if you’ve been here for a couple of years, you know that recital is a huge thing.  For two weeks five of the six of us… Read More


on June 5, 2012

Sidecar is up on the coming soon page on the DSP website, and I’m all aflutter.  I need to do a family post– Zoomboy split his ear open (no stitches) and the kids found the photo albums (much hilarity ensued) and I’ve got some observations on reviewers (Jesus, Amy give it a rest!) but these might… Read More