You’re Invited! Words & Pictures 2020

Happy autumn! Rain has returned the Pacific Northwest, and I couldn’t be happier about that. The leaves are turning and migrating birds are stopping in our backyard for a quick snack. These are tumultuous times, and I hope you are taking time to notice the nature around you and to take care of yourself.

I’m excited to announce that the local author/illustrator festival I help coordinate is going virtual this year. This means that anyone, no matter how far away you are from my library, can join in the fun.

The Words and Pictures Festival 2020 takes place Saturday, October 10, from 10am to 6pm. Fonda Lee will be our keynote speaker (I am SO excited to have her), and there will be author readings, educational presentations and panels, and children’s events throughout the day.

You can find details and register here. The complete schedule will be posted late this week.

I hope you can join us!


Nearly every writer I know has a blog that looks like a yo-yo. The posts come regularly for a while and then fizzle out for weeks or months at a time. Mine is no exception, and it’s about to fizzle! 🙂

The fizzle is for the best reasons–I have a few book projects heating up. But when the deadlines start flying, it’s hard to manage regular website and social media updates.

I’ll still be popping up on social media now and then. In the meantime, if you’re looking for great science news, I suggest the following sites:

Reach out through the “Contact Me” page if you need anything. Have a wonderful summer. I’ll see you on the other side!