Hello West Yadkin Elementary!

I was so excited to open the mailbox this afternoon to find the most wonderful Thank You note from Ms. Holder and her second grade class at West Yadkin Elementary School in Hamptonville, North Carolina. Anybody who knows me knows I LOVE to get mail! Writing letters to your friends and family is becoming a … 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

The North Star was beautiful!

I had so much fun over the weekend watching the amazing choreography by the Carolina Dance Foundation for The North Star. What was a paragraph or two in a book was able to be interpreted into several beautiful vignette dances on stage. You can follow this link to get to the CDF’s sneak preview of images, but I … 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

Fun at the Fair

Do you ever go to your State Fair? Last week marked the 25th year I’ve been to North Carolina’s, and it was lots of fun.

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

Meet Monica Wyrick, Illustrator … and Author

I have the distinct honor of posting the first interview for my wonderful friend, Monica Wyrick. She was a shining model of motherhood when we met nearly 16 years ago, and she’s been a kindred spirit of creativity ever since. In fact, I was fortunate enough to have her illustrate my first children’s book, knowing … Continue reading