Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Time Lapse

Wait.
What?
My last blog post was in April?

How can that be?

Where did the last seven months go???


Lots of places!



Switzerland in May and June and October.



Maine (hellooooo Elvez)



Ohio (bye, bye beautiful brother)



In Georgia and Kansas and Maine, launching MOO





And everywhere, in the next story

Molto loverino,

xxxx




Sunday, April 17, 2016

Switzerland Spring


En route 
from Zurich to Lugano
Switzerland

high over the Alps
a spring afternoon

ahhhh
you say
ahhhh


hiking through the village
down the stone path
stop at the red bench

ahhhh
you say
ahhh

xx

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

MOO Cover Reveal


It is a joyous time
when a few years' work
nears its culmination
in a beautifully edited and designed book.

Above is the 'official cover reveal' for 
MOO
due out in September 2016.

I hope you will like it.

xx
and
moo

Editor:  Joanna Cotler
Publisher: Joanna Cotler Books, HarperCollins Children's Books
Jacket art:  Vincent Moustache
Jacket design: Sarah N. Kaufman

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Happy New Year 2016


Happy New Year!

Apparently December raced on by
without my pausing to take note
caught up in all that flurry
of holidays and people
and baking
and wrapping
and writing
and working
whoooooosh!

But
helloooo new year
you fresh and clean new year
so full of space and promise and time
hellooooooo!

xx

Friday, November 20, 2015

So much . . .


So much depends
upon

yellow woods
and

a red canoe. . . .


(I intended to post this last month, but the month evaporated. The yellow leaves are now gone, but the red canoe remains.)

xx

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

The Cloud Lifts

Sometimes you think you know
where you are 
in a story
but then
a cloud descends


and you're no longer sure:

Is this the right setting?
What's down there in that valley?
What is going to happen?
Why can't I see . . .?

You walk from one room
to the next
You wash a dish or two
and then


The cloud lifts!
It's a miracle.
You know where you are.
You know where you're going.

At least for the time being . . .

xx

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Land of Bloomability and Unfinished Angel, continued


If you continue past the Herman Hesse museum
(see previous post)
you will come to a stone arch
that connects two buildings

a path leads you through the arch
and down a short slope

you round a curve
the trees part
and then
you see
this:



You can hardly believe your eyes.

You have to sit there
on a red bench
and 
breathe deeply.

Such a world!

xx