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  • a simple story pattern

    October 9, 2015

      All stories begin with a problem, a dilemma, a conflict. Something is wrong, and out of balance – a storm is brewing… As William Faulkner said, stories are about ‘the heart in conflict with itself.” The usual picture book

  • My life as a river

    June 4, 2015

    This is an article I wrote a few years ago for the Children’s Writer’s & Artist’s Yearbook. It’s being reprinted again this year. An illustrator’s life It helps me to think of my life as a river: water is a

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