Category Archives: FAQs + FUN

GETTING STARTED

I lead a lot of writing workshops for kids and sometimes the will is there, all raring to go, but the well is dry, so to speak. My writing teacher- the amazing novelist and memoirist Abigail Thomas- used to give … Continue reading

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SASE=FREE BUTTON

SEND ME A SELF-ADDRESSED STAMPED ENVELOPE AND I’LL SEND YOU A FANTASTIC FELTUS OVALTON/’BOOKS ARE COOL’ BUTTON. 2 1/2 INCHES OF COOL. WHILE SUPPLIES LAST. 202 TINKER STREET, WOODSTOCK, NY 12498.

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AND ONE MORE…

Here’s another runner-up in the PoodleRat picture contest. Sophie Corwin (What a talented family you are!) For some reason I had a glitch in my computer last night and couldn’t post it. Congratulations to the winners and runner-ups and thanks … Continue reading

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PRESENTING THE WINNERS…

Here are the WINNERS and RUNNER-UPS for the PoodleRat picture contest. They are all wonderful and beautifully executed and it was extremely hard making a decision. Winston and I decided finally to award a 10 -and -under prize and an … Continue reading

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POODLERAT CONTEST

HI EVERYONE! JUST WANTED TO REMIND YOU THAT THE POODLERAT DRAWING CONTEST ENDS ON SEPTEMBER 30TH 2008. THE GRAND PRIZE IS A COPY OF THE SPIDERWICK DVD, AN AUTOGRAPHED COPY OF “THE CURIOUS MISADVENTURES OF FELTUS OVALTON”, A COPY OF … Continue reading

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DON’T FORGET…THE POODLERAT CONTEST!!!!

IT ENDS ON SEPTEMBER 30TH 2008 SO SEND YOUR ENTRIES IN NOW. ALL ENTRIES WILL RECEIVE A SPECIAL PRIZE. SO GET TO DRAWING AND SEND THOSE FABULOUS PORTRAITS TO: POODLERAT CONTEST 202 TINKER STREET WOODSTOCK, NY 12498 -JO //////////////////////////////////////////////

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THE POWER OF FLIGHT, CHICKEN POX AND PLATYPUSES

Winston, the toad (All apologies to the creature in question but he is a toad, although he prefers to be referred to as Winston, Bufo Horribilis Magnificus which I will endeavor to remember in the future but it’s a mouthful … Continue reading

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DRAW A POODLERAT CONTEST

Because it’s the beginning of August (the leisure month), and Because I’ve just, finally, after more sleepless nights than I care to think about, finished the manuscript for my new book, Feltus Ovalton and The Lost Warrior, and Because I … Continue reading

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6 SURPRISING THINGS ABOUT ME (if anyone cares)

I used to be a punk rocker. The photo above is from 1983. I am very superstitious. Knocking on wood, throwing salt over my left shoulder…Yeah I do all those things. When I was a child I wished I was … Continue reading

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POODLERAT NAMING CONTEST WINNER!!!!!!!

Ladies and Germs, We have a winner for the PoodleRat naming contest. Thanks to all who entered. The names were all fabulous but after much deliberation and with the help of Winston the toad I have decided that the name … Continue reading

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