A visit to the Anne Frank: A History for Today exhibit at the Holocaust Center for Humanity in Seattle, Washington

Thirty years ago, on my 12th birthday, my mother bought me two of her childhood favorite books, beautifully bound in red leather. They were two of the finest looking books I have ever owned. The first was What Katy Did, which I am a little ashamed to admit that I never read; I never even… Continue reading A visit to the Anne Frank: A History for Today exhibit at the Holocaust Center for Humanity in Seattle, Washington

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Celebrating Shakespeare

April 23rd 2016, marks the 400th anniversary of the death of a man whose very name has become synonymous the world over with eloquence and culture, William Shakespeare. Consequently, the entire world is celebrating with countless Shakespearean themed events, lectures, and exhibitions. Like the Bard’s works, these celebrations vary widely in their range and appeal,… Continue reading Celebrating Shakespeare

An Evening with Neil Gaiman

Sometimes writing can be the easiest thing in the world. You sit down and the words just come to you, almost as if you are transcribing a dictation from someone or somewhere else. This is not one of those times. In fact it isn’t even close. But at least according to Neil Gaiman, “This is… Continue reading An Evening with Neil Gaiman

Holly Black Interview and Book Signing

Ever since I was a young child I have adored folklore, faerie stories, myths and legends. To be perfectly honest they are my most favorite types of stories to read as well as to collect. I have them from all over the world; from places I have traveled to (Scotland, Ireland, Wales, U.S.A., Canada, Mexico,… Continue reading Holly Black Interview and Book Signing

Writing Workshop with Susan Fletcher at the North Mason Timberland Library

About a week or so ago, while returning an unruly stack of books to our local library (North Mason Timberland Library, http://www.TRL.org) I couldn't help but notice that the display case in the lobby was stuffed full of books and dragons. Upon closer inspection, because let's face it who is not going to go and… Continue reading Writing Workshop with Susan Fletcher at the North Mason Timberland Library