Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Bogeymen aren’t so scary after all!

Kids from Burnsville,NC helped me celebrate Toe River Art’s 2019 opening. I read aloud from my book Bogeyman 101:A Guide to Bogeyman Around the World. My excellent listeners draw pictures of the bogeymen.
XHere they are!

Friday, February 1, 2019

Do You Need a Friend?

Something I’ve noticed about my favorite writers is that I think they’re writing about me. Maybe not today’s me, or even yesterday’s me, but me someday. That’s what Barbara O’Connor does in Wonderland: The Novel. I found myself in all her main characters (yes, even the dog’s.) Poor little rich girl Rose is in need of a friend. Gypsy girl Mavis, whose mom just can’t find the right job, or man, or life, is never in a place long enough for her to make a friend. There’s Mr Duffy, who is not only mourning his wife but also his dog, and the runway greyhound Henry who only wants a true home. That’s all you need to know. If you’re like me, you won’t put the book down until you find out what happens to these star crossed friends.