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Question: Did you have a dog growing up?

I love animals and we have several animal friends who share our lives  with us now (two goats, two pugs two geese and 21 chickens!). My animal friends are often  a source of inspiration for my stories. Q: Did you … Continue reading

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What Really Happens When an Author and Illustrator Work Together?

As an author, I am fortunate to be able to work with a very inspiring editor. One day Bonnie Verburg called me and asked, “What would you think of retelling the Paul Bunyan tale?”I thought it was an interesting question. … Continue reading

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Blue Sky

The stars in the Hawaiian night sky where we live are often spectacular. We reside in a rural setting down a rough and lonely road rarely traveled by others. A few years back we built a simple, low to the … Continue reading

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DUFFY TIME

Designing and illustrating children’s books takes longer than most people think. The process of creating my newest book, BLUE SKY, (Scholastic, Spring 20011) stretched into seven months of fun time. I used colored pencils on colorful pastel paper as the … Continue reading

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WHO LIKES BOOKS?

When people ask me what my hobbies are, what I enjoy doing the most for fun and relaxation, several activities spring to mind. Always the very first on my list is reading books. I love to read books!  Reading is … Continue reading

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