Join my at the Tucson Festival of Books – March 9 and 10, 2024

Tucson Festival of Books DATE: Saturday, March 9, 2024, and Sunday, March 10, 2024 LOCATION: The University of Arizona Campus Mall  1303… Read More >

YouTube Interview with Soul Heart Entertainment

My dear friend, Jamie Bishop, just interviewed me today on her YouTube Channel. I loved catching up with you, my… Read More >

Yang Warriors – Book Review

Written by Kao Kalia Yang, illustrated by Billy Thao | University of Minnesota Press Release Date: April 13, 2021 ISBN: 978-1-5179-0798-3… Read More >

Dawn Young is egg-static over her Easter book

If you’ve been writing or illustrating for a while, you’ll understand how important of the unfailing support of critique partners… Read More >

It’s All About The Rhyme

IT’S ALL ABOUT THAT RHYME… Oh, what a treat! Take a peek at the parody my friend Dawn Young created… Read More >

Jacqueline West School Visit

Eduprize Gilbert Visiting Author Committee with Jacqueline West. – Susan Schade, Jacqueline West, Tanja Bauerle and Pamela Alara Last week… Read More >

The ABC’s Of It: Why Children’s Books Matter

Back in June of this year, 2014, I spent a week in New York city meeting with Editors and Art… Read More >

Never Abandon Imagination – Tony DiTerlizzi

This post finds itself onto my blog in a rather belated fashion. You see, the amazing Tony diTerlizzi visited my daughter’s elementary… Read More >

Summer SCBWI Los Angeles Conference – Part 3

As a writer and illustrator I sometimes struggle with frustration. There is a certain degree of self-doubt and lack of… Read More >

Tucson Festival of Books Recap – Jerry Pinkney

To be in the company of an ultra-talented artist that is willing to share his or her passion with other… Read More >

Tucson Festival of Books Recap – Floyd Cooper

Those of you who know me, know that I love going to panel discussions and presentations where artists and authors… Read More >

Landfill Harmonic

You will be amazed when you watch this quick clip. Thank you very much to Sylvia Liu ( for sharing… Read More >