What's in a name? Character name that is.

  When writing, I used to not focus on character names too much. My thinking was that character traits, actions … Read More >

Australian Author Elain Ouston releases second book in The Mystery of Nida Valley series

Here’s a quick interview with author Elain Ouston. She lives in beautiful Australia, which I miss dearly. T. Elaine Ouston’s… Read More >

Making Dinosaur Maquettes – PART 1

As most of you know, I absolutely love what I do and I love, love, LOVE sharing art and creative… Read More >

SCBWI-AZ Motion Picture to Picture Books Workshop

Presents a New Workshop for Illustrators Motion Picture to Picture Books A Workshop for illustrators interested in incorporating cinematic sensibilities… Read More >

Lynne Avril Painting Demonstration

Here is a quick video of Lynne Avril doing a painting demonstration at the Tucson Festival of books this past… Read More >

Lynne Avril and Jean Ekman Adams at the Tucson Fesitval of Books

A youthful Lynne Avril riding her horse and some of her childhood sketches This past weekend was the Fourth Tucson… Read More >


A big huge “Congratulations” to the movie “Hugo” for not only receiving several Oscar nods but also for winning the… Read More >

Jackson Pollock and Second Graders

I am so lucky that I am able to present Art Masterpiece to my daughter Izzy second grade class every… Read More >

Chandler Christian School, Baby the Llama and Sheriff Joe Arpaio

Today, I visited Chandler Christian School to participate in their annual “Have A Heart for Books Storybook Station.” I was… Read More >

Every child in America should have access to an effective school library program

I received the following from my ARA Advocacy Chairperson, Michelle Parker-Rock. If you are so inclined to advocate for school… Read More >

The intention of the artist

Do you ever wonder, what an artist intended when creating a piece of artwork? Art Appreciation teaches us to analyze… Read More >

"The Park Our Town Built" is available on the NOOK Devices and Apps

The Publisher of my last picture book, Raven Tree Press, just announced that a selection of their titles are now… Read More >