Category: Author Blog

Inspiration for the Flash Series

Inspiration for the Flash Series

| February 13, 2016 | 2 Replies

Here’s a great example of how the real Flash and Sequoia inspire Flash and Squirt in books like The Day Flash Couldn’t Even!       Illustration by Aaron Parrott for The Day Flash Couldn’t Even, by Kari Martindale    

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New “Flash Series” Page on Facebook

New “Flash Series” Page on Facebook

| February 5, 2016 | Reply

In honor of the first book I wrote in the Flash Series, “The Day Flash Couldn’t Even,” I’ve created a facebook page that will feature times when Flash–and other pets–couldn’t even. Follow the page now on Facebook, and leave a picture of your own dog who just can’t even!      

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Some Guy’s Hat is Finished with Germany!

Some Guy’s Hat is Finished with Germany!

| January 14, 2016 | Reply

Last week was monumental–Some Guy’s Hat made it to the very last place in Germany for which there is an old souvenir pin on the hat(!!). Inzell, Germany is a lovely Bavarian town butting up against the Alps, which were lightly capped with snow.  Because it was Epiphany, nearly the entire town was shut down. […]

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Parenting Interview for Kinstantly.com

Parenting Interview for Kinstantly.com

| January 2, 2016 | Reply

I recently was interviewed for a parenting piece that was put out by Kinstantly.com, exploring German kindergartens and American parenting: “The country that invented kindergarten is doing something pretty great we should all pay attention to“ Check it out! http://blog.kinstantly.com/german-kindergarten/

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Illustrator Progress on The Day Flash Couldn’t Even

Illustrator Progress on The Day Flash Couldn’t Even

| December 27, 2015 | Reply

          I’m excited to report that Aaron Parrott, the illustrator with whom I’m collaborating on “The Day Flash Couldn’t Even,” is nearly finished with my manuscript.  It’s very exciting, and we are looking forward to querying agents next month!  That is all!  

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Road Trip!

Road Trip!

| December 24, 2015 | Reply

So…the other day I was thinking we need one last road trip before we enter austerity measures in anticipation of returning to the States in the summer (2016).  I somehow convinced my husband Tuesday night, that even though we originally were planning on driving west to Belgium a few days after Christmas, then home for a few days, then south to […]

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