What’s up in the neighborhood?

Neighborhood Dragon Parade.

Goodness, it’s been a while since I put up anything new. Why? Things have been pretty darned busy around the neighborhood where most of my books are set.

On Saturday we had a block party featuring a bike parade. As we see it, no bike parade would be complete without a dragon. Meg, in the white shirt is the creator of the dragon.

While parading, I sometimes held up the head of the dragon, sometimes the middle, and the bikes whizzed all around that slow moving creature.

After, we ate chili cooked by the kids of the Front Porch Library.

Tip for future writers: sometimes your very best characters are inspired by the folks right next door–especially if they are the kind who hang out with dragons.