Hope and Violence in Children’s Literature

  As the release date for Pieces of Why approaches, I’m often asked about the inspiration for this book. I’ll be honest, there’s never just one source of inspiration for a novel. The creative process is always an amalgamation. A … Continue reading

A Great Moment in Children’s Literature

We all have favorite books from our childhood, and one of the greatest joys in life is sharing those books with our children. Ashton and I just finished reading aloud Little House in the Big Woods, the classic story written … Continue reading

Unhooking from Praise and Criticism

Recently, a friend of mine shared a link that truly resonated, and in light of my previous blog about being gentler and more generous with ourselves in 2015, I thought I’d share it with you. Although the presenter, Tara Mohr, … Continue reading

New Years Resolutions?

Here we are in a brand new year, and while I realize a lot of people have very different opinions about New Year’s resolutions, I love them. I make at least one resolution every year regardless of whether I failed … Continue reading