Category Archives: Children’s Gardening Book

Writing: Looking Back and Looking Ahead

At the New Year, writers always resolve to write more. That’s a given for me. Other than that, I’m not going to get squishy about all the other resolutions I probably ought to make. In retrospect, 2014 was generally a … Continue reading

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Three Sisters Gardening is Real

Meet the Iroquois “three sisters” of gardening: corn, squash, and beans. A long time ago, the Iroquois knew that those vegetables could happily grow together in a single mound.  In my upcoming book Three Sisters Garden, they are known as Cara, Sara, and … Continue reading

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The Whys of Writing Kid Books

Happy New Year! With some author visits and readings already lined up for 2014, I’ve been thinking about those I did in 2013. They were enlightening, challenging and loads of fun! It’s the questions that get me to thinking about … Continue reading

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Colorea Mi Jardîn Coloring Book Surprises!

It was both shocking and thrilling to open my new coloring book Color My Garden, no, Colorea Mi Jardîn, and see the Spanish words! I’ve long wanted to have my gardening books for kids translated into Spanish, and now, I’ve … Continue reading

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Howie Saves the Hungabirds

What’s a hungabird? It’s a question I ask second and third graders when I visit their school for a reading. Responses: A bird. A hungry bird. A human bird. A hunter bird. And finally . . . a hummingbird. Ahhh, … Continue reading

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Illustrating Children’s Book: Dream Come True

My next children’s gardening book with a plot, Howie Saves the Hungabirds, is on its way. Finding the right illustrator is always a challenge. Along came a young woman who read and commented on a blog post of mine. I returned the … Continue reading

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Illustrations Can Be Cartoony: Amanda Baker

Do you want to find an illustrator, editor, publisher, or agent? Attend  the meetings of professional associations and clubs, salons, open mics, workshops and conferences. That’s how I found the illustrator for my second kid gardening book, Zack’s Zany Zucchiniland: Amanda … Continue reading

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