Welcome to The Toymaker’s July Newsletter!
" Rivers know this: There is no hurry, we shall get there some day."
~ Winnie the Pooh


Turtles and tortoises are wonderful. They plod along and slowly but surely get things done. In the midst of my plodding I’ve managed to put together a few new toys….


Tie two pieces of string to a chair and let the races begin!



~ I’ve also added two new toys to color here… a notebook and a funny camera. Break out the paints, crayons, and decorate your own toys!






(Computer Tip – If the new toys are not showing up on your screen, try hitting the refresh button on the browser bar. If that doesn’t work try emptying your cache.)


" Dreams are renewable. No matter what our age or condition, there are still untapped possibilities within us and new beauty waiting to be born." ~ Dr. Dale Turner ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Hello and hello!

I’ve been spending every spare minute getting ready for the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators conference in Los Angeles the first of August. There is so much to do! I’m reworking my portfolio and making promotional materials. Lots of wonderful writers, artists and editors will be there and I am so excited I could just about burst!

Wish me luck!

Best thoughts,


“We can do anything we want to as long as we stick to it long enough." ~ Helen Keller


Stop by my blog and read all about our summer craziness.
And do say hello! I’d love to hear from you!


The Return of Doctor Dragonwagon is now in print!

“Worlds are waiting! Wonderful things!” If you know of anyone that likes fairies, dragons and magical adventure then please buy them this book. It has sixty eight pages of full color illustrations. For the month of July the price will be 15 dollars then it will go up to 18 dollars.



"... every child can remember laying his head in the grass, staring into the infinitesimal forest and seeing it grow populous with fairy armies ..."

~ Robert Louis Stevenson


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