Thoughts On a Typewriter (Literally)

I recently acquired this 1920s charmer.


As found in the For Sale section of Yammer, the company collaboration platform I run

There’s a cool-sounding bookstore in Michigan: Literati Bookstore. They also have a typewriter. This typewriter proves the art of typing isn’t lost at all.

In fact, it gets some serious love.

When we were younger, we would color our skies purple
Our trees blue, and it always looked perfect to us

That’s a typewritten note left by a customer, just one of many that range “from cats to commencement,” says co-owner Michael Gustafson.

Out of his filing cabinet stuffed with thousands of such notes, Michael has compiled his favorites into what looks like a very interesting book, Notes from a Public Typewriter, out now on Amazon.

Perhaps we all can empathize with this one:

Monday, August 24, 2014

With every day
School draws nearer.
I don’t know whether to be excited
Or nervous
Or totally freaking out
Or sort of okay
Or kinda paranoid.
I guess middle school will be okay,
sort of

New Children’s Books: Sneak Peek!

With my news that MacLaren-Cochrane Publishing has picked up Hush, Mouse!, I wanted to show you a little of what I’ve been enjoying receiving over the past several months for both Hush, Mouse! and The Squeezor is Coming! 

Here’s a glimpse of just why people might want to say “Hush, Mouse!” all the time. . .

Hush Mouse blog post

Illustration for Hush, Mouse! coming soon in 2018

Find out more about Hush, Mouse! on my Books page.

Oooh, look out! Something furry and toothy and claw-y is headed your way. . .

Squeezor blog post

Illustration for The Squeezor is Coming! also coming soon in 2018

Find out more about The Squeezor is Coming! on my Books page.


My Next Book Accepted by MacLaren-Cochrane Publishing

Happy news!

Back in June 2017, I received my first publishing contract for a children’s book from MacLaren-Cochrane Publishing. That one was for The Squeezor is Coming!, a ghoulishly fun and endearing monster book due out this year.

I was thrilled when Tannya accepted another children’s book, Hush, Mouse!, about a tiny kitten named Mouse with a great big (and annoying) meow. This book also looks very likely to be out this year, too!


It was in February of this year that I thought I’d see if my publisher would want it. I’m so glad they did.

Illustrations for both books are close to being finished. Subscribers to my monthly newsletter have already seen enticing scenes.

I’m planning a couple more reveals soon, so be sure to subscribe, and do keep an eye here and on my Instagram and Facebook pages, because you never know. . .I might be enticed to show more goodies!