Phoebe and Her Unicorn

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 →

I show my face in public

So, speaking in front of people is a thing I do now. For instance, earlier this month I was down in Portland, for the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association tradeshow. I spoke at the “Kids’ Table” dinner event, with some awesome other writers: Matthew Holm (“Sunny Side Up”), Mac Barnett and Christian Robinson (“Leo: A Ghost Story”), and Judy Schachner (“Dewey Bob”). All… Read more →