Tom Birdseye

Tom Birdseye is the critically-acclaimed author of 19 young adult, middle grade, picture book, and non-fiction works.

LOTS of inquiries coming in

8/25/08 — LOTS of inquiries coming in for author visits. My 2008-2009 school year calendar is filling up fast. Get in touch asap if you’re interested!

I’m currently working seven

8/8/08 — I’m currently working seven days a week on finishing STORM MOUNTAIN. My limit per day seems to be about 7 hours. Although my spirit is willing to keep pushing for 8 or more, my brain is not. Any writing after that is proving to be worthl…

This past week, July 12-18, I

7/21/08 — This past week, July 12-18, I had the good fortune to be on the teaching staff at the Oregon Coast Children’s Book Writer’s Workshop. As if the beautiful setting weren’t enough (see pic below, taken from the classroom window, no kidding…

Whew! After several days of

7/8/08 — Whew! After several days of trying to figure out why I couldn’t log onto my web site, I’ve finally figured it out. So now I can finally update this here blog. I’m back from the KY and SC trip. The family reunions were fun, as was the wea…

I’ve just finished packing

6/14/08 — I’ve just finished packing for our annual trip to Kentucky and South Carolina for family reunions. We won’t have our girls with us this year — both tied up with work and school — but we’ll adjust and have a good time with the rest of …

Another school year has

6/11/08 — Another school year has ended, and I’ve spoken to my last group of kids about the writing process. Signed lots of books, too. Great fun, all of it.Now I’m focused solely on finishing STORM MOUNTAIN. Granted, it’s taken much longer than …

The weather

5/19/08 — The weather, a very important factor in STORM MOUNTAIN, has been playing with us here in Oregon as of late. Two weekends ago we got snowed on during our annual trip on the north side of Mount Hood. This past weekend the temperature rage…

After two weeks

5/13/08 — After two weeks in my new writing location upstairs, the jury is in: Fantastic! Friends donatied the old countertop from a kitchen remodel and I set it on top of some cabinets some other friends gave me from their kitchen remodel (lots …

At this point in rewriting

4/30/08 — At this point in rewriting STORM MOUNTAIN, I’m going over it very carefully, fine tuning each and every sentence. I’m also reading it aloud. Why? I find that adding an oral component to the process helps me discover word repetitions and…

I’m back at an airport

4/25/08 — I’m back at an airport, this time in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Just finished a week in schools in Mechanicsburg and Blain. Once again I was treated to a great bunch of kids and educators. Also, my gracious host Ila Verdirame and her hus…