An Anniversary, A Newsletter, and a Giveaway!


A Rambler Steals Home / This Is Not a Valentine / Everything You Need for a Treehouse

I started this blog six years ago. What was my first post?


This one. (FPH forever.)

It was a Sunday. It was the tenth anniversary of that day. I wanted to do something comforting and hopeful. I’ve always found that in books.

Six years later, this online notebook with bad photographs and only my mom reading has become a career in writing them. And librarian-ing again. And meeting the best book people along the way. This blog isn’t going anywhere, but I do want a place to share even more. And so!

A newsletter! I won’t spam you or share your email address. But I will give away books. It’s a thing.

Up for grabs first: three copies of my first picture book! Subscribe by the end of September to enter. Easy!


(I really think you’ll like this thing. We do!)

Click here to subscribe.

From the bottom of my picture-book-filled soul, thank you.


PS: I also wrote about Princess Hyacinth for Design Mom two years later! That post is here


  • Mary Worley
    Posted September 12, 2017 at 8:36 am | Permalink

    Congratulations on 6 years of blogging! We’re so lucky you share your insights with us. I’m not sure how I missed FPH, but I ran across How to Be a Hero while browsing recently. Now, I’m hooked. Love her books.

  • Posted September 13, 2017 at 10:17 am | Permalink

    This is so exciting. Congratulations on 6 years! I haven’t been following for nearly that long, but you blog has been a source of inspiration when I was struggling with my thesis project in uni. It’s always a joy to read your blog so I hope for a long life.

  • John Smith
    Posted September 20, 2017 at 11:10 pm | Permalink

    I have subscribed! I’m looking forward to learning more about beautiful picture books!