Masked Me + Kitty Boy in our very favorite
place = Home. You might ask if I still do books? Nope. Will I
ever? Maybe. I wrote &/or illustrated about 50 of 'em, but
styles changed. So did I, along with the bookbiz. Do I go 'round
doing school visits & such? No, our old world got too virus-y,
but I'd already pretty much retired. That said, should you wish
to know what I look like or need a picture of me for whatever
crazy reason, knock yourself out and CLICK to download this one.
Here's my little dog Beau. He's half Yorkshire
Terrier. Thanks to his other half, Chinese Crested, he's got
fancy ears and a phouffy tail. Can you tell that Beau LOVES to
go for car rides?
Kitty Boy & little Beau, a.k.a. Mr. Squirty, for
that which he does to anything remotely perpendicular.
"There is nothing like staying at home for real comfort." Jane
"The world was hers for the reading." Betty Smith
AS I WRITE, here at this anxious time/space intersection of
2020/Independence, MO, I walk my little dog, Beau, visit with
other folks in this leafy old neighborhood, once home of Harry
Truman, POTUS#33. I sew, draw, play with clay, read for
pleasure, and devour the news so I'll be aware. I still
investigate my ancestors. Until I started doing that, I NEVER
knew that my mom's dad, Harley Wolfe, had a big brother and
three sisters. One, as a little girl, was sent west on an orphan
train and another, Lizzie, spent the last 40 years of her life
in a mental asylum - sad it was to kneel at her grave. As to
Grandpa's big brother, Charles, he's STILL a history-mystery.
Boy oh boy, you guys, DO, if you can, ask about your people
while you've still got older relatives among the living. Who we
were explains a lot about who we are. After all that's what
makes learning history so important, so we know how we got here
and why things are the way they are!
(2.) And I've been adding much-needed, pretty darned spectacular COLOR to my
old HARRY BOOK. Stay tuned for further info.
Be watching for HARRY, graphic bio of my former neighbor, 33rd
POTUS Harry Truman. I'll keep you posted, I promise.
(3.) If you wish to see &/or have a copy of my Betsy-Tacy
Coloring Book (based on the delightful books by Maud Hart
Lovelace) or my Laura Ingalls Wilder Coloring Book, ask about my
other books or just want to say hello, feel free to email me by