A Festive Felicitation

Whatever you celebrate, however you do it, I wish you joy and light as you observe your holiday. It's a time to have the people you love around you and that's always worth celebrating. I'm stubbornly saying cheers to 2018. It was a pretty weird mix of terrible and good, and I'm hoping the year [...]

Rejected Book Titles

So self-publishing is a thing, which is awesome. The author has total control over content, editing, cover art and titles. Like every great power, though, this is one that has to be used responsibly. When it comes to titles, this power is sometimes *too* mighty. Look, I know titles are hard but there are certain [...]

Happy Birthday to the Master of Rhyme

Happy Birthday to Theodor Seuss Geisel. My heartfelt, grateful thanks for the side-eye looks of horror and confusion from volunteer readers that I bring into my PreK class and then unleash the good Doctor's work on. Their disbelief that they have to learn what is essentially a new language, on the fly, in front of [...]