100 Monsters but I am not afraid

When I was a little boy, I suffered from nightmares. In my dreams, monsters would often chase me through the night or down seemingly endless corridors. 

I remember waking in the night, afraid and sweaty. Eventually, with a little guidance, I was able to create safe havens in my dreams. First was the hollowed tree (which always led to another world). Later, I was able to control and edit my dreams — a skill anyone can learn. 

100 Monsters is an exploration of fear and a declaration that there is no need to be afraid. This playful poem, fully illustrated with watercolor portraits of mythological monsters, is a delight for the whole family. 

100 Monsters and other sleepy time poems are available for download here

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Clouds part and
Coyote laughs. Sky
Shows her blues.

Hey all! The Haiku have decided to move for a while. They’re going to give blog space over to the children’s books, art and illustrations, and storytelling.

A few of the mythical haiku will pop on over to the blog from time to time. But most have decided to play on Twitter and Google+

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