Sunday, December 25, 2016

Christmas memories for posterity

This last Christmas we had our own holiday miracle.  Right now, Rain Dragon's favorite stuffie is her little pig whom she alternately called Piglet and Arnold.  

It began with our traditional tree-cutting at the farm. Rain Dragon insisted on bringing her currently favorite stuffie Piglet/Arnold. You can see her holding him in her hand:

I suggested she put Piglet in her pocket. She did so and we had a grand time picking our tree:

However, back at the car, disaster struck! Arnold Piglet was not in her pocket! He had fallen out!  Arnold Piglet was lost!!! Wailing, tears and hysterics ensued. Sasquatch bravely, but without much hope,  returned to the tree cutting area to search for a 2 inch pig toy. 

In the meantime, as I attempted to calm Rain Dragon and I went through the photos on my phone and found...

the exact moment Arnold Piglet fell out of her pocket!

Using my photo, Sasquatch was able to locate Arnold Piglet and we had a happy Christmas after all.

Merry Christmas, Arnold Piglet! Merry Christmas, Rain Dragon!

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

listen to me!

Around the time of my election depression (which I admit I still struggle with),  the awesome Matthew Winner of All the Wonders published a lovely episode with yours truly. In this episode, we talked about how my readers' reactions effected the writing of When the Sea Turned to Silver, thinking in English and more! Listen HERE!

I was also thrilled to be interviewed by Hillary Frank at the Longest Shortest Time! In that episode we talk about how I rejected my culture as a child, how I try to incorporate that same culture into my own daughter's life and more! Listen HERE.

Friday, December 2, 2016

on the radio

It helps to have friends in high places! My pal Jarrett Krosoczka is a contributor to SiriusXM Kids Place Live, where he recommends books...and last week he recommended When the Sea Turned to Silver! If you are still curious about the book, take a listen:

And if you get the chance, check out the awesome charity auction that Jarrett is doing! All proceeds goto his hometown art museum, which is pretty cool!