“It's about time that all of us, like Dana, realized that little girls are onto something.”

Lauren Faust

There’s No Place Like Home

I’m headed back to Seattle, land of my youth. And my early adulthood. And my early middle adulthood. Look for me at Emerald City comic con this weekend! Booth 512. The Collapsar booth. (Collapsar is a loose group of people I’ve been splitting an ECCC booth with for several years.)  Read more →

Music Monday

I’m pretty sure I’m stealing that tradition from someone. Possible Atrios? I’m too lazy to check. This is my favorite REM song.   Read more →

Friday Cat Blogging

Me: Hey, look how Sofia’s posed on the landing! It’s a perfect photo opportunity! *grabs phone, lines up shot* Sofia: Took too long! You snooze you lose. Read more →

At the end of the tour

Three weeks. Like 16 elementary schools and some bookstores too, from south of LA all the way up to Portland. And I met a LOT of incredible kids, and adults too. I’m still processing it all…thanks, everybody. Read more →

Upcoming appearances

As you can see on the left side of this page, I’ve got a couple bookstore appearances coming up. If you’re in the San Francisco Bay area or near Portland, Oregon, come out and see me! Read more →

Unicorn of the Year!

Remember in February, when I was on KING 5 Evening, on Seattle TV? KING 5 Evening has now nominated me for Woman of the Year. Please vote for me! I would love to win! Read more →

What’s in a few names

Origins of some names in the strip, some well known and some not: 1. Phoebe is named for Phoebe Caulfield, the protagonist’s younger sister in J.D. Salinger’s “The Catcher in the Rye.” 2. Phoebe’s last name, Howell, is in honor of Jimmy Howell, the kid across the street who was my best friend in preschool. 3. Phoebe’s middle name, Grizelda,… Read more →