Nonfiction

Introducing “Take Five”—Book Talks in Five Bullets

I’m starting a series of short posts about children’s books I recommend. In each post, I will list five aspects of the text that strike me as memorable, magical, or noteworthy. My goal is to showcase great books while highlighting effective writing techniques. To kick off the series, I present an award-winning, nonfiction picture book… Read more »

Apple Blossoms, MTV Awards, and Finding Awe Outdoors

Nature instills wonder. We just have to notice. I recently read a Writer’s Digest article on how authors should gauge their success. It said, “Start by asking yourself: Why did I write this book?” I wrote Night Becomes Day: Changes in Nature because transformations fascinate me. Each summer, I watch flowers turn into fruit in… Read more »

I’m Back! (with Book News!)

Last December, a family member had a health crisis. For the next several months, I wasn’t able to keep up my correspondence with readers. Thankfully, my family member is much better now. 🙂  And I have NEWS to share! My next book—NIGHT BECOMES DAY: CHANGES IN NATURE—will enter the world October 5. That may seem… Read more »