If clothes make the man…


If there is any truth to the notion that the clothes make the man, then it is certainly true that the illustrations make the book.  At least that’s an emphasis I prefer. To that end, I have spent a decent amount of energy trying to find the best illustrator For Daddy Tries. As a sort … Continue reading If clothes make the man…

Remember when…


Remember when you were a kid and you were in awe of your mom or dad or older brother or sister?  If you could only be like them one day, how sweet that would be. They could do almost anything and make it look easy. But there’s always more to the story.  There are often … Continue reading Remember when…

Cast a line


Is it a perfect metaphor, and pun, for publishing or writing? Fishing this weekend reminded me of throwing a lure into a lake is like mailing out a query letter.

Nailed it!


Bennett has a solid collection of nail polish, and I like to try my hand at artistic adventures so why not combine the two?  We did an Irish theme for St. Patty’s Day, a couple Easter iterations.  Summer-inspired watermelon nails, too. Of course 4th of July was a fun one. And the timing couldn’t be … Continue reading Nailed it!

Query Letter Conundrum


The once-interested editor eventually cut me loose and wished me luck. I was back in the void, but with a revamped product in Daddy Tries.  It was different, and better than ever.  It got time and attention from a number of seasoned professionals who never had a bad word to say about it. Not only … Continue reading Query Letter Conundrum

Cut Loose


The once-interested editor eventually cut me loose and wished me luck. I was back in the void, but with a revamped product in Daddy Tries.