Category Archives: News

Poetry and art: bringing Keats to the stage

I’ve long had an interest in puppetry, and lately I’ve been experimenting with a related form of theatrical storytelling – the moving panorama, or “crankie.” In this kind of performance, the storyteller turns a crank to reveal a scrolling image, … Continue reading

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Summer photos and inspiration from nature

I haven’t updated this website in many months, so I thought it was time to post something. I know there’s no minimum requirement on blog posting, but I find that posting a few times a year helps me keep track … Continue reading

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The Tall Tree, and looking forward

Sometimes when you’re feeling a little melancholy, and the world seems too confounding for words, the best way to express what’s on your mind is through a story.  So today, rather than my usual newsy blog post, I’m going to … Continue reading

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The Clever Stick for all ages

Ever since my book The Clever Stick was published a few years ago, I have received wonderful feedback from children, parents, and teachers. Just this week I received a note from a fan who said, “I love your book. It … Continue reading

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Happy Earth Day from Sticky Burr and Friends

Today is Earth Day, a time to celebrate and honor this great planet we live on. As you’ve probably noticed, nature is a big influence on my writing and art. My book Sticky Burr: Adventures in Burrwood Forest is filled … Continue reading

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My visit to MSLA in Sturbridge

I had the honor of visiting the Massachusetts School Library Association (MSLA) Annual Conference in Sturbridge, MA earlier this month. I participated in a program where authors share their work with librarians in small groups, called Author Speed Dating. There … Continue reading

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Looking ahead to the new year

Another year is upon us! I’m not one to celebrate the New Year much, as I don’t like to see time passing. I tend to look backwards as much as forwards, and see all the unfinished projects, the missed opportunities, … Continue reading

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New art, new projects

I’ve been working on all sorts of things lately, with not much time for blogging. I’ve got a novel in the works, and a few other projects brewing. Not much to show, but here are a few watercolors I did … Continue reading

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My books in schools and libraries

I’ve had great feedback from parents, teachers and librarians over the years, about how they have used my books with children. There was the 2nd grade teacher whose students were inspired to write stories about nature after reading The Clever … Continue reading

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Books, exhibits, and what’s new

Here’s a little sketch I did for the Creative Juices blog, for the “What The Doodle” feature. The word this time was “roose” which means praise. See what all the other artists came up with! I’ve been busy working on … Continue reading

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