Itís been a dozen years since my first book, Puppies on Board, was published. A dozen years, a dozen books. Seems about right. My latest book, Blood on the Beach, was written with my dear friend and fellow Orca author, Robin Stevenson. It was the best writing experience I have ever had—half the work, double the fun. Iím not sure whatís next. Another mystery? A board book (Iím a grandmother now)? In the meantime, Iím still working as an editor, Iím learning the guitar and taking singing lessons, and Iíve started an art project based on the alphabet. I love to hear from readers, so shoot me an email. Iíll be here. Maybe singing a Tom Petty song, maybe trying to draw a garden gazebo (the letter G), maybe writing my next book.