Friday, June 26, 2015

A Fond Farewell to Skate King

I really wasn't planning to write any articles this week, the week of my sister's wedding, but when I took my kids to Skate King three days ago, I wanted to help get the word out that this classic roller rink is closing soon. Check out the article on ParentMap, and if you live in Bellevue, skate on in!

One Last Skate Under the Disco Ball: Roll on over to Bellevue's Skate King by June 30 for a final nostalgic spin at the 40-year-old classic

Tuesday, May 19, 2015


Sometimes you have a signing where you sell seven books in seven minutes (the store's entire stock).

Sometimes you have a signing where you sell two books in two hours. And one of the books is bought by your grandparents.

It's all good!

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Road Tripping Signing

Come join me at University Bookstore in Bellevue for a book signing on July 31 at 6 pm. I'll be sharing some of our best travel stories and tips out of my new(ish) book, Road Tripping: A Parent's Guide to Planning and Surviving the Annual Car Trip. Hope to see you there!

Monday, June 30, 2014

Even the best-planned packing...

Guess I wasn't checking my packing list as closely as I thought, when I packed for this latest weekend to the beach: I ended up with two skirts and now pajamas. But if church had happened twice, I would have been prepared! Note to self: pay more attention to the packing list next time, and check things off.

Even worse, when my husband and I cleared out of our beach house, we were thoughtful enough to wash counters and take out garbage, but not to check all the rooms (he thought he had, I thought he had, I was going to but then I started washing counters.) I left behind my laptop and new swimsuit! Note to self: keep laptop with husband's computer (he never forgets his), and CHECK THE ROOMS next time I leave somewhere!

Saturday, January 25, 2014


Road Tripping: A Parent's Guide to Planning and Surviving the Annual Car Trip is now 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.