Category Archives: My Creative Process

A New Book Idea & Beach Update

I was awakened last night at about 4 AM by what seemed like a dream but was my  muse waking me up with a new kid’s story idea. It wouldn’t let me go back to sleep. My muse has a wicked … Continue reading

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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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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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A New Idea and Some Opportunities

I recently attended a home concert that was a lot of fun and featured some amazing performers. It was an intimate social event and helped the performers earn some money doing what they love. I’m planning to create one or … Continue reading

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Last Ride Red and Backer, and Other Updates

After communicating with about thirty illustrators, I’ve begun working with two new ones. The concept illustration above of the bull Last Ride Red and Backer the Toad was done by Chris Cartright for my book Zach and the Toad Who … Continue reading

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Story Updates

I’m developing five of my stories into children’s books: V.G. and Dexter Dufflebee The Grumpadinkles Misty Zebracorn Zach and the Toad Who Road the Bull One Day in the Shade of a Tickletoe Tree My goal is to self-publish at least … Continue reading

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Attention People Who Love to Help Create Children’s Books!

I’m an author of several self-published children’s books. I have far more additional stories   and ideas for additional books than I have the financial resources to self-publish them in a timely fashion. Self-publishing has become quite an expensive undertaking for … Continue reading

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