Little blue heron among the leaves

This little fellow caught my eye at Wakodahatchee Wetlands today. What an intense stare he gave me when I took his picture!

Little Blue Heron

Little blue heron at Wakodahatchee Wetlands

And here are his buddies!

The tradition continues, with a twist

In addition to an author, an artist, and a designer, I am also known as a photographer. For eleven years, I have been publishing a calendar featuring photographs from the past year’s travel.

2016 is the first year I’ve done this completely solo. I’m proud to say that I traveled to all of these places in 2015, and I took every one of these pictures but one — the one of me, on the cover, was taken by my inimitable friend, Harley Russell.

Although this is my 11th calendar, it’s only the second year I’ve posted the images online. The 2015 calendar images are available on my old blog,

Images of Key West (Part 1: Places and things)


This gallery contains 25 photos.

My recent trip to Key West wasn’t just about books. I did a lot of photography as well, and the results are funny, poignant, and beautiful. This gallery comprises my favorite photos of places and things. Please email me if … Continue reading

Illustrating The Joyful Bear

I’ve rented an office and art studio in Vero Beach, Florida, and I’m making progress on the illustrations for The Joyful Bear. Surprisingly, I’m having to work from photographs.

“It’s not that I can’t sit still for my portrait,” Frankie says, “but I don’t want that messy charcoal stuff on my fur.”

Frankie the Bear

Hugs! From the Joyful Bear.