Saturday, January 25, 2014


Looking forward to the release of Road Tripping: A Parent's Guide to Planning and Surviving the Annual Car Trip in March, 2014. It'll be available in print and in digital format.

I also just received my author's copies of the latest Odyssey magazine, with my article on "Finding Hidden Sugar." The cartoony illustrations look great, and there were lots of other great articles about GMOs, the meaning of organic, and secrets of school lunches.

I'm lining up visits to schools and libraries for spring and summer of 2014. Check my website for event listings soon--I may be coming to a library near you!

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Great News about Road Tripping!

I just found out that the book I co-authored with Rick Walton, a guidebook to planning and enjoying a successful family road trip, will be coming out in print next year. The original plan was for an ebook only, so having a print version will be very fun.

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Inside Story at Island Books (group author signing)

Good idea: find a nice ballpoint pen to take to your author signing.
Good idea: write a check to the babysitter.
Bad idea: write the check with the signing pen and leave it at home.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Candy Experiments Book

Publication time is coming up, and I'm very excited.  I'll get Seattle signings on the calendar after the holidays, and I've got a book tour planned for Utah in mid-February (King's English in Salt Lake City on Saturday, Feb 16--see you there!

What a reviewer's hands look like after taking notes in the dark

ParentMap recently invited me to review a few productions for them. Free tickets, great seats, great shows--what a treat! But there are a few job hazards, like this one:
That's what you look like after taking notes in the dark!

Follow these links to see my reviews of Nanda and Wicked.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Getting back to work!

After major laptop trouble this summer (one broke, one logged me out permanently and then had to be returned to my husband's work, and one won't hardly get online), and after trying to maximize time in the sun (fully sunscreened, KT!) with my kids, I'm back in business. On the candy experiments front, I've seen the cover material for my book, and should be receiving an advance copy in October. I'll actually be able to flip pages! The publication date of next January is sounding closer and closer! My newest project is collaborating on a book about road trips, because if you know our family, you know we drive! And since I'd already been gathering ideas for a ParentMap article on spur-of-the-moment road trips, I figured an actual book wouldn't be too much harder. (Famous last words!)

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Chihuly Garden and Glass

Ah, the glamorous life of a writer! Not only did I get a personal guided tour of the Chihuly Garden and Glass exhibit, I got paid (a little) to do it! My article on Chihuly Garden and Glass just appeared on the ParentMap blog. We took quite a lot of photos even though the museum has a press kit with stock photographs available. The magazine ended up using our photos, including a very nice one with my son silhouetted against a Chihuly glass tower. Photography always helps!