Category Archives: Misadventures

Bonus Illustration, Additional Background for Purple Fox and the Heebie Jeebies

For the first time I have a co-writer for my latest children’s book titled Purple Fox and the Heebie Jeebies. To say the project has involved growing pains would be a gross understatement. After about two months of intense effort we’re finally … Continue reading

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An Update on “Purple Fox and the Heebie Jeebies”

My first writing collaboration for a book “Purple Fox and the Heebie Jeebies” experienced about a two-month detour when the illustrator that was selected ultimately didn’t work out. We had to start over from scratch yesterday. Fortunately, my co-writer Josh Friedman … Continue reading

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Project Updates on Five Children’s Books

You may have noticed that I’ve mentioned plans to release five new children’s books by the end of next month yet I’ve only shared illustrations for two of them. The reason is that of the four illustrators with whom I’ve … Continue reading

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“Something REALLY, REALLY BIG!” Was TOO BIG!

My Beloved (who is a teacher of young children) told me tonight that while she liked my two most recent stories “”Something REALLY, REALLY BIG” and “The Train Who Loved Children” they were too long and wordy for the attention … Continue reading

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I Admit I’m Addicted

It’s happened again. I tried to deny it. But in the harsh glare of the morning light I couldn’t ignore it any longer. I’d laid in bed for half the night in a semi-sleep/semi-conscious state thinking of characters and plots … Continue reading

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Back to the Drawing Board

Mimi, a long-time reader and supporter of my blogs, provided some very helpful feedback in a comment to my last post. Thank you, Mimi! My reply to Mimi is below, but the bottom line is that I believe more work needs too be … Continue reading

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AAAARRRGGGGHHHHH!

When will I ever learn? I got so excited to share with you a sneak peek at my latest children’s story idea that I told you all about it before checking to see if any of the names and concepts … Continue reading

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