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Celebrating Peggy Noodle, Hula Hoop Queen

I‘m excited to participate in the Chatham Experience on November 7, 2021 in downtown Pittsboro. I’ll be reading from Peggy Noodle, Hula Hoop Queen and signing books, and I may even have some hula hoops for sale. Swing by and celebrate all of the JumpstART artists who’ll be there.

TBT: The North Star

Thinking back to 2013, when I was commissioned to write a ballet for the Carolina Dance Festival. They had a grant from the Raleigh Arts Commission and wanted an original holiday program, so I wrote The North Star. They hired an illustrator and published it, and sell it as an annual fundraiser. Here’s the very … Continue reading

Happy Pi Day!

Sixteen years ago, this writer became a huge fan of the mathematical constant, Pi. Not only is it Albert Einstein‘s birthday, it’s also my son’s. And Peyton has been the brightest highlight in my life, my greatest joy, my best accomplishment. So today, we’ll all don our Pi shirts, enjoy chicken pi tonight, and cake … Continue reading

I’ll See You at the Peak City Book Festival

I’ll be hanging out at the first annual Peak City Book Festival on November 9 at the Halle Cultural Arts Center in downtown Apex. Lots of exciting events are planned throughout the day, from 11 am – 5 pm, like: Kid-friendly story time sessions: sponsored by The Learning Experience of Apex, sessions are scheduled every 45 minutes so … Continue reading

The North Star … a holiday delight!

I’m so excited to announce that I’ve been working with the Carolina Dance Foundation to write an original holiday story called The North Star. This project is funded, in part, by the City of Raleigh, based on recommendations by the Raleigh Arts Commission. If you’re looking for a new holiday tradition to begin with your … Continue reading

Someone Special Like Me … and Peggy Noodle

Saturday promises to be a really beautiful day in the heart of Carolina, so I hope you’ll lace up your running shoes, stretch out your hooping muscles, and set your motivation to participate! I’ll be joining Peak City Publishing and Hugh Willard at the second annual Someone Special Like Me 5K and Family Fun Day! I appreciate … Continue reading

Happy Thanksgiving!

Today, I am thankful for my family and friends; my health and happiness; my creativity and the opportunity to spin stories; my freedom and my liberty; and for the hope of a bright future. I hope you are with someone you love, and love in return, and that you remember to count your blessings today. … Continue reading