A Season of Parties and an Invitation!
Pirate & Hoopoecontinues to win hearts! I was honored to be one of 30 celebrated authors at the 11th annual Berkeley Public Library Foundation Authors Dinner last Saturday night.... Read more
Recent Happenings from Dromedary Press
It’s been a while since I’ve checked in with you, mainly because there’s been too much activity with Dromedary Press to take a minute and check in! Here’s... Read more
A gift for you!
Fans of Pirate & Hoopoe will surely share my excitement over the release of Pirate & Hoopoe: The Sixth Tale, an audio version of the book's Giant Otter chapter. This... Read more
Time for a Party!
It's hard to believe it's already been three months since Pirate & Hoopoe arrived and we began the process of getting it out into the world. For a few weeks... Read more
The Hoopoe Has Landed!
Today is a day I've been waiting for for so long. I had to pinch myself in order to believe that the big white van in the Dromedary Press parking... Read more
The immediacy of the web has spoiled us all when it comes to publishing. Publishing online—whether one is a media giant or an individual blogger—is so speedy that print production... Read more
Pirate & Hoopoe On Press
Today is a big day for Pirate & Hoopoe—press check day! This morning we traveled to Folger Graphics in Hayward, where Don greeted us and escorted us right into... Read more
Over the Top!
Thanks to *you* the book -- the dream -- will be a reality: Pirate & Hoopoe reached its funding goal five days ahead of the deadline! With support from 185... Read more
You did it!!
Dear Treasure Hunters,
We found it! We did it. And the book is launched. This beautiful day began with a lunar eclipse and is ending with a party. I am... Read more
The Prologue Revealed!
One of the big projects at our store at this time of year (besides the holiday rush) is the announcement of our spring season of classes. We always list our... Read more
Paper Fit for an Enlightened Pirate
All of the production choices for Pirate & Hoopoeare made with the help of our printing guru Don Landers of Folger Graphics. (That's a picture of his high-tech paper... Read more
Non omne quod nitet aurum est
Not all that glitters is gold!! This is the motto of Pirate & Cronies, Inc. and it was the first thing that leapt to mind when I was presented with... Read more
An Opportunity to Say Thanks to a Hero
I just wanted to share this story because it is so clearly part of the magical story of making this book:
Sometime in 1997 I took a trip down to... Read more
Covering Pirate & Hoopoe
Today it was time to decide on the cover material for Pirate & Hoopoe's hardcover binding. This is a momentous decision, as a book's cover needs to convey so... Read more