She was standing behind one of those tables used at church potlucks. One of dozens of authors participating in an annual book event at the mall. The perfect chance for children and their parents to visit face-to-face with the magician-makers and beast-makers otherwise known as writers. I took a moment before the scheduled signings to [Read More…]

The God of Imagination and Oliver Twist

  A dozen years ago, I was traveling through a familiar town in the south when I saw a boy not yet ten trying to dart across a busy four-lane. It was mid-morning on a school day. I had no idea why he wasn’t in school but I was worried he was going to get [Read More…]

Next Stops: Lake Oswego & The Dalles

I learned to love reading long before I first stepped inside a Bookmobile. Mama taught me the value of story by reading to me most every night. But it was more than love of great books that made me linger inside that Muskogee County Bookmobile parked on the corner of Lake Forest Trailer Court in [Read More…]