Saturday, February 15, 2020

Strawberry Cream Puffs
Come and have a strawberry cream puff at the Sootypaws release party, tomorrow at Green Bean Books, 11:00-11:30!

Friday, February 7, 2020

Sootypaws reading!

It's a book release party at Green Bean Books on February 16th at 11:00... Come meet the mice!

Monday, February 3, 2020

Sootypaws arrives at the palace

Nearly finished with this Sootypaws diorama, one of several that will be touring bookstores this year. First stop, Green Bean Books on Wednesday!

Monday, January 27, 2020

At long last!

 Fifty tiny pairs of shoes, forty wigs, countless mice and multiple tadpoles...Sootypaws will arrive tomorrow!

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Monday, January 6, 2020

Saturday, December 28, 2019

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Friday, September 27, 2019

I'm so excited to show you my next book, out early next year.  It's called Sootypaws, A Cinderella Story.  It's a retelling of the classic tale, with a mousy heroine, wicked steprats and a surprise ending!
You can see more about it or pre-order HERE!

Friday, September 20, 2019

Today's the day!
Save our beautiful earth!  Participate in the world-wide climate strike it for the animals!

Friday, July 5, 2019


Come see the unveiling of a Mouseland diorama display and celebrate the 10th anniversary of Green Bean Books !  Tuesday, July 9th at noon, 16th & NE Alberta, Portland.

Thursday, May 9, 2019

                          Detail of a diorama I'm making for Green Bean Books in Portland.

Friday, May 3, 2019

The Mouse Mistress broke her mouse-making arm, so we'll be in reruns till further notice.

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Sunday, January 20, 2019

New website!
  My new website is up and running!  You can see how I make Mouseland, read about my books, and learn about all things mouse.

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Detail of a Mouseland diorama that is spending the holidays at Cloud & Leaf Bookstore, in Manzanita, Oregon.

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Book signing today!
I'll be at the wonderful Wild Arts Festival today at Montgomery Park, 12-4.
Nature and Art, what could be better?

Friday, August 3, 2018


I was privileged to be included with 14 other illustrators in Eric Carle's latest book, What's Your Favorite Bug, out last week.  My page was this katydid!

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

On the move!
Last chance to visit the Mouseland diorama in San Francisco!  It will be at Charlie's Corner through Friday 22nd, then it's on to Annie Bloom's Books in Portland.