Posts Tagged ‘Authors’

Maurice Sendak

08May12

It’s terrible that it’s taken the death of Maurice Sendak to make me post again. I do have a lot to post about, but it’s been a tough year in some ways: illness and the work of day to day living make it easy to forget to do the things we love. I’ll try to […]


Beatrix Potter, the amazing writer, illustrator, naturalist, mycologist . . . wrote and illustrated 23 children’s tales and I think they saved her life. For those new to Beatrix Potter, and I’m not sure anyone is, she was the creator of The Tale of Peter Rabbit and of such characters as Jemima Puddle-Duck, Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle […]


Life’s been hectic, but in a good way–weddings and significant birthdays all over to attend and enjoy–but it does make keeping up with a blog a bit hit or miss, and I confess to missing more than I ought. On the positive side for the blog, at least, I’ve been doing airport reading, and I […]


Wonderful author visit at the Blue Manatee Monday. I don’t have the pictures yet, but when I get them I will post them. Lois Lowry’s blog has a picture of the Blue Manatee’s (de)cafe. Lois Lowry spoke mostly about her childhood and where the ideas for her stories come from and illustrated the talk mostly […]


I didn’t get the chance to write this March 2nd, the anniversary of Theodore Seuss Geisel’s birth, but I guess I ought to today. If you never did, you should. These things are fun, and fun is good. I can rap The Cat in The Hat . . . and Green Eggs and Ham can […]


We can write only the stories that fascinate us and only stories we feel contain an element of truth, and that truth is about us.