Harts Pass No. 119

Unstructured time is INCREDIBLY valuable... 


New School Visit Brochures!

Hi all. I've been meaning to do this for a LONG time, but I've finally produced a brand new handout on my school visits and book orders. It's ready just in time for the South Sound Reading Foundation's Books by the Bay event, so please stop by and say hello if you are planning to attend. 

Otherwise, I'll start the mailing process soon and/or you can always download the info by dragging and dropping the brochure images that you find here. Give a call anytime if you'd like to talk more specifically about scheduling a visit. I would love to hear from you.

Happy fall!


Harts Pass no. 118

It's NOT been very fall-like over the last few days... hot and smokey rather. Here's to a change in the weather that sticks!


Harts Pass No. 117

OK. So between the day that I drew this and the day of this post, we've gone from wintery feeling nights to smoke-filled, warmer-than-normal afternoons... It was timely when it hit the page (and it's still kind of chilly at night if I actually wanted to open my smoke deterring windows). I swear!

Books by the Bay 2012

Thursday, September 27 from 5-7pm

Join the South Sound Reading Foundation  for a magical evening with award winning authors, including regional best-selling author Jim Lynch.

Mr. Lynch will read from his new book, Truth Like the Sun. Other authors and illustrators include: Judy Bentley, author of Hiking Washington’s History, Erik Brooks winner of the 2011 Washington State Book Award, Newberry Honor Winner Margaret Chodos, writer and publisher Robin Cruise Parents' Choice, Washington State Governor's Writers, and Best Multicultural Award winning author Ken Mochizuki, and critically acclaimed award winning illustrator, Julianne Paschkis  Books will be available for signature and sale.

Also, meet local leaders committed to literacy, listen to live local music, enjoy appetizers and refreshments, and browse the over fifty unique literacy silent auction items including a ticket package to the Seattle Symphony. It’s a great opportunity for early Christmas shopping!  

Where: Olympia Country and Golf Club, 3636 Country Club Road, Olympia, WA  98502

Each year the South Sound Reading Foundation invites you to participate in their literacy celebration to support their mission; ensuring all children are read with and, or are reading 20 minutes a day.  Reading just 20 minutes a day promotes the healthy brain development, family bonding and school readiness all children need to read and succeed.

The reading foundation does this important work by educating and reminding children, youth and families about the importance of reading though community awareness campaigns and family education programming and by distributing free books so that every family, every child has the tools they need to read and succeed.

The reading foundation distributes over 50,000 books each year and with each book they share the important reading message.The funds raised at Books by the Bay will enable the reading foundation to continue its important literacy work. Please show your support by

attending this very special event.

To order tickets call: 360-412-4499 or email:readt2me@nthurston.k12.wa.us
For more information visit: readingfoundation.org/southsound


The Sleepdog Show's Virtual Gallery!

I'll add to this throughout the fall, but everything is live and ready to go. Enjoy!

Harts Pass No. 116: Back to School!


The Sleepdog Show!

Sunday, September 2nd. Today. In just three hours even!
Visit www.sleepdogstudios.com for the virtual version later next week.