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“At least we can take care of him for a while,” Michael went on. “We’ll teach him how to fly and hunt for food.” Kate snorted. “How are we supposed to teach him something we don’t know how to do ourselves?” I know that either those lines or a variation of them were … More Behind the Scenes of SAVING THE GRIFFIN: Flying Lessons
When I started writing SAVING THE GRIFFIN, I knew that I wanted to put Kate, Michael and Grifonino on an estate in Tuscany. Olive groves and vineyards are quite exotic in and of themselves, but I wanted to build up the otherwordly flavor just a bit more. I knew that various Italian villas had some … More Behind the Scenes: Building the De Checchi Estate
I’ve always enjoyed those behind the scenes extras on DVD’s. I can’t tell you how many hours I spent watching material on the making of THE LORD OF THE RINGS. So I decided that I could share a bit more about some of the things that went into the writing of SAVING THE GRIFFIN, especially … More Behind the Scenes of SAVING THE GRIFFIN
Well, first I guess that I’ll have to admit to a narcissistic Google habit. But it is fun to see where my books have turned up. There is one site that always makes me smile when it turns up in the search. SAVING THE GRIFFIN is on a list of books for boys. Now I know that boys … More A Book for Boys?
I used to buy into the assertion that picture book writers have to be much more selective in their word choices than novelists. In fact, I still believe that in general. But if I went back to see how much time I spent working on the the new chapter one, I’m sure the number would horrify me. But … More Chapter One: More or Less Done