Colors and Costumes

Since I have been writing children’s books for more than 20 years, I’ve seen some changes along the way–especially when it comes to illustrations. The traditional American family with a mom and dad, three sandy-haired kids, and a Cocker Spaniel, … Continue reading

A Book for Children in Interfaith Families

A few weeks ago at the Ohioana Book Festival in Columbus, Ohio, I met Ohio artist Jane Dippold, and I discovered a book she illustrated that sets out to reassure children in interfaith families. The book is Papa Jethro, written … Continue reading

Honoring People You Don’t Respect

You may wonder, Why would I want to honor someone I don’t respect? If I don’t respect them, do they really deserve my honor?  Chances are, you don’t want to honor that difficult person in your life. And no, they probably don’t deserve … Continue reading