Apartment Living: I Miss Having a Garden

The flat we’ve rented in Hondarribia doesn’t have a balcony, or even windows with access to much light (it is in the old town and designed for shade). It is lovely to be able to walk out into the countryside and see the caserios (country houses) with their gardens.

Caserios in the countryside around Hondarribia, Basque Country, Spain

Caserios in the countryside around Hondarribia, Basque Country, Spain


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Writing a Book About Bullying: FAB Club

I was bullied as a kid. It was rarely physical, but it made life at school miserable between the ages of about 8 and 12. This happens to be the age range of a lot of illustrated chapter books that cartoonists are writing for kids, so when I was given the opportunity to present an idea to a publisher, I knew what I wanted to write about.
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