Archive for the ‘Family News’ Category

Love Letters to the Hill Country: Free Talk at Bee Cave Library

Happy Spring, friends! It’s been spring for a while here in Central Texas. The bluebonnets have bloomed, the mountain laurels scented the air with grape Kool-Aid, and the new baby chicks at our house have moved out to their new … Continue reading

New Year’s Wish

Happy 2017, friends! I have been away in paradise, and came back with jet lag and a muddled sense of time. (Fiji time is addictive – no deadlines, no worries, no stress. Bliss!) So far this year, I’ve unpacked, written … Continue reading

Holiday Reflection: What Lasts?

Happy December, friends! I’m taking off for a couple of weeks, and was trying to think of a worthwhile post to mark the end of this very difficult, very strange, and sometimes wonderful year. And then my teenager asked me … Continue reading

Wish Girl in the World and Much More!

Happy day, reader friends! I hope your October is off to a great start. Can you believe it’s FALL already? Anyone out there besides me thinking about doing NaNoWriMo next month? (I’m planning to lie down and see if the … Continue reading

School Visit Fun & Pics in PW

Howdy, y’all! I’m back from Oklahoma again, and working hard on my next book. Not much time to blog, but I’ll drop a few pics from my super fun days in Tulsa with Kerr Elementary Librarian Extraordinaire Kim Sloggett… and … Continue reading

My Week in Books: Texas Book Festival 2015 & More!

  Every year, there’s a holiday I love more than any other. I get to see all my friends, and my family, and go to fancy parties, and eat too much, and enjoy the sights, and buy tons of gifts … Continue reading

Thank you forever, Aunt Trudy.

My first grade teacher, Aunt Trudy, passed away this week. Aunt Trudy was an amazing person. She was generous and quick-witted, warm, kind, clever, and all the things you dream of having for a teacher when you are any age, … Continue reading

Summer So Far: Pretty Darn Amazing

Wow. This summer has been one for the books, pun intended. Not only did I take my family on a trip to British Columbia and Washington State… … but while I was away, the Writer’s League of Texas notified me … Continue reading

Wish Girl in Spanish!

When I was a little girl, my grandparents took me to Mexico with them many times in the summers. My grandfather studied art at the Instituto de San Miguel, and my grandma … well, I have no idea what she … Continue reading

Recap: Fun at the Book Spot!

Okay, I KNOW this is a super late recap of some of the summer coolness that took place in super-hot August, but I have to share the fun event that was the End of Summer Middle Grade event at the … Continue reading