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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 »

One Week to Launch!

Night Becomes Day: Changes in Nature arrives in less than a week–on October 5! I received my author copies in the mail this week, and the printed pages are even more vivid than the digital images on my computer screen. As the book launch nears, I’d like to tell you about some upcoming events. First,… 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 »