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


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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