New Destiny Story

Destiny has a new story that will be released hopefully just in time for your Christmas buying. As fans may know the Destiny series has now morphed into Easy Reader Books! This time Destiny has a problem that a lot of school children have: she’s being bullied and she makes a new friend! I thought it might be fun to share a little about the illustrations for the new book, “Destiny Gets Bullied.” I don’t think I draw as well as I’d like. However, I have illustrated some books with drawings. Read more [...]

Fall, Fairs, and Finding Items for Set Design

Today, the air was cool, giving us a slight sneak peek into fall! It’s one of my favorite seasons, when fall weather begins to grace our early mornings. Another fall favorite is community fairs and my favorite is the Cracker Barrel Fair in Wrentham, MA. I think I like it, because it is small and homey. The highlight is 4-H clubs showing their chickens, ducks, bunnies, goats, and sheep. They often sell cookies or raffle tickets to help fund the clubs. I don’t know why I get excited seeing the Read more [...]

Diversity in Character and Author

The We Need Diverse Books (WNDB) at gives out annual awards. You need to be a Diverse person and the book needs to have a main character that is Diverse. Currently, this award is for YA books. The guidelines describe Diverse as being: Person of color Native American LGBTQIA Person with a disability Marginalized religious or cultural minority in the United States Submissions are still open for the 2017 Walter Awards for self-published and traditionally Read more [...]