Portland, Oregon Aug 7-9, 2015

Portland, Oregon Aug 7-9, 2015

Hello, Portland! I’ve just been informed I will be offering two presentations at the highly respected 46th annual Willamette Writers’ Conference 2015 August 7-9, as well as doing one-on-one manuscript evaluations for selected attendees.It’s my second...
The fourth-grade slump syndrome

The fourth-grade slump syndrome

Your kid loved reading books until he hit fourth grade. Now it’s a royal pain getting him to pick up a book or magazine at all. He says reading is boring. He says school is too hard. If that rings true, join the club. Forty percent of kids between the ages of five and...
A whacky winter-to-spring transition

A whacky winter-to-spring transition

When I came across the You Tube clip below, I couldn’t resist sharing it. Winter is for skiing, spring is for kayaking. What better way to celebrate the transition than doing both at the same time?! Even though I rarely kayak anymore, after a lifetime of doing...