Markerstone

Today is the birthday of my beautiful, brilliant daughter. She’s 12 years old today. I am so proud of her, and I love watching her grow up into such a terrific person. Happy Birthday, Morgan!

The Return of Library Camp

In just a little over a month, the second Library Camp Kansas unconference will take place. Last year’s was such a success, I’m really looking forward to this year’s unconference.

It’s going to be in Manhattan again (that’s Kansas, not New York, dig?) at the Hale Library. It’s free, it’s fun, it’s educational. So, if you’re a library employee in Kansas (or heck, Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska, Colorado or Oklahoma, if you can drag yourself here), sign up and come join us for loosely-structured learning! What are you waiting for, an invitation? Oh, OK, fine.

My Kind of Gotham

I’ve loved Tony DiTerlizzi‘s art since I first saw it in Planescape and Changeling books. His picture books Jimmy Zangwow’s Out-of-This-World Moon-Pie Adventure and Ted are two of my favorite children’s books. Plus, we were both born in California in 1969 and seem to have similar influences, so…I’m a fan.

But, oh boy, do I really, really love the pictures of the Joker, Robin, the Penguin and Catwoman that’s he’s done. Fan-freakin’-tastic! Just…wow!