Happy Holidays!


Hello friends & family!

I’m wishing you the best this holiday season, things like books to read, fires in fireplaces, and good, long, satisfying conversations (maybe over mulled wine?).

This year one of the holiday things I’m determined to do is to enjoy Chicago, dressed in its festive trim and decked out with fresh, falling (falling?) snow.

Yes, yes, I’m hoping for snow!

Cheers everyone!


This just in...

A half hour ago, my friend Tish texted this image to me:


“Found this in Elin Hilderbrand’s brand new book,” she texts. It’s on p. 43 in Hilderbrand’s Winter in Paradise.

Hey — what? That sounds like my picture book!


And if it is my book, the next question is this: where exactly is Floyd falling asleep page-wise? Or what’s on page 6 of The Dirty Cowboy? It depends on how you count the pages, but it could be the bathing page. It’s a great page with a sort of natural pause. And honestly, isn’t everyone ready for sleep after a good long bath? I like this Floyd.

I recommend finding yourself a copy of The Dirty Cowboy to see it. It’s quite a page! The book was illustrated by Adam Rex, who does funny gloriously well.

Anyway, that’s pretty fun!