The third Narwhal (er . . . Peanut Butter?) and Jelly book is fin-ally coming out! Please join me in celebrating the newest book at the o-fish-al N&J Book 3 Launch Party!

MARCH 31ST - University Book Store (U DISTRICT, SEATTLE) - 11 AM

There will be oodles of prizes, some podtastic games, and scrumptious snacks!* Also, there will be a special surprise for anyone who comes wearing a Narwhal and Jelly related costume or outfit.  -----:)

I will also read from the third book and share a bit about the making of the book.

FB event page HERE!
* Despite the latest book having a PB theme there will not be any peanut butter snacks. There will be waffle-y treats and strawberries!



A dream of mine has come true! Thanks to MerryMakers there are now Narwhal and Jelly stuffed animals / finger puppets! I can't thank the team at MerryMakers enough for all they did to make these as perfect as possible. 

If you are interested in perhaps purchasing a set you can click on the picture above or HERE.



"Readers would be hard put to find a decomposing spud with a more winning personality." (Kirkus Reviews)

Yep, my newest picture book (and the start of a series!) is about a mutant potato. To celebrate the release of ROT, THE CUTEST IN THE WORLD I'll be eating chips, reading the book, and sharing about how it came to be on WEDNESDAY, DEC 20TH at 6 PM at the University Bookstore (U DISTRICT in SEATTLE). There will also be contests (because mutant potatoes love contests) and prizes (including original art). Hope to see you there!



The Whatsits (a critique group I'm part of consisting of Jennifer K. Mann, Kevan Atteberry, Wendy Wahman, Elizabeth Rose Stanton, and me) have been doing some joint events together. Next up for us is the University Book Store (U DISTRICT) in Seattle on Dec. 15th at 6 PM. If you would like some signed books for holiday gifts come say 'ahoy!' More details HERE!



I'm super excited to be headed down to Portland, OR (where I was born and lived my first seven years) next weekend for WORDSTOCK Portland's Book Festival!

The extraordinary Emily Arrow (http://www.emilyarrow.com) will be hosting the children's stage where I will be sharing BOO WHO? at 9:50 am.

I will also be talking about graphic novels and creating worlds with Jeffrey Brown and Kate Ristau at 12:30 pm!

There are also oodles of other authors and illustrators that will be sharing their work at Wordstock including some of my favorites such as Vera Brosgol, Carson Ellis, Mac Barnett, Daniel Handler (aka Lemony Snicket), Matthew Holm, and Rebecca Green. 

Hope to see you there!


Vancouver Kidsbooks and Books by the Banks

I'm headed to Kidsbooks in Vancouver BC next week with Narwhal and Jelly! And then on to Books by the Banks in Cincinnati! Links and details below for any pod pals in or around Vancouver and Cincinnati. -----:)