• iMade Apple Pie

    A just completed apple pie! Note apple computer logo in center. This is in honor of my nearly finished Steve Jobs graphic-bio dummy book. "Dummy book" aptly named; describes author\illustrator well for taking on such a complicated subject.

  • How the Sphinx Got to the Museum

                                                                                     April 12, 2012

    But the DINOSAUR book is the second in the series of "museum" books. The first, published in 2010, is "How the Sphinx Got to the Museum"

    It's about the story behind the sphinx of Hatshepsut, found at New York City's Metropolitan Museum. And it's about the many people who worked behind the scenes to find, move and restore the sphinx.

  • How the Dinosaur Got to the Museum

                                                                                                                 April 12, 2012

    But first ... a little catching up in the blog world. In September, 2011, my childrens' book, "How the Dinosaur Got to the Museum" was published by Blue Apple Books. It's all about the provenance of a certain Diplodicus longus at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C. To research this book, I traveled to an actual dig site in Shell, Wyoming. We searched for bones! If you find a fragment and are puzzled whether it is a bone or just a stone: place it on your tongue. Bone fragments are VERY porous and they will stick to your tongue.

    I found one!

    Smithsonian's Bookstore December 2011

  • My New Book

                                                                                            April 12, 2012

    My new book "Bon Appetit -- The Delicious Life of Julia Child" is soon to be published. It's a 48 page graphic biography --  for kids and anyone else who loves Julia Child. The publisher is Random House. The publication date is May 22nd, 2012.