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Dog Days of Summer

Many writers have tempered the necessary solitude of their creative process by enjoying the company of canines. Emily Dickinson had Carlo, her faithful Newfoundland, Charles Dickens had spaniels, a Pomeranian, and St. Bernards, and I’m willing to bet that when President Obama drafts his important speeches, Bo the First Dog, a Portugese Water Dog, is

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Majik and Sam

Going to the Dogs

Whenever I do a school visit, I painstakingly put together a whole new series of visuals to share with each class or age group. But no matter how old the students are, no matter where the school is located, no matter how long the kids have been listening to me talk about my writing process,

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