Stump the Librarian, Stump the Librarian A Writer's Book of Legs

Review of my Book

So excited to see a review of Stump the Librarian: A Writer’s Book of Legs!

Check out the review at Amplitude, an online and print magazine with the tagline “Powerful, Practical, and Positive Living with Limb Loss.”

Click on the cover below to see Amplitude magazine’s home page, which includes a PDF of the current January/February 2019 issue.


In other book news, I found the children’s picture book Rescue and Jessica: A Life-Changing Friendship, by Jessica Kensky Patrick Downes, and illustrated by Scott Magoon, in Amplitude magazine. It just won the Schneider Family Book Award, the American Library Association’s best book for young children with a disability experience. It was included in my Best of 2018 list.

Fairhope, home building, Stump the Librarian

Screen Doors and Floor Plan

On my way to Library School Orientation in Tuscaloosa last week, I stopped to eat my sack lunch in Thomaston, Alabama, hometown of my friend Phillip Counselman. He says it’s “the pepper jelly capital.” It’s not the most prosperous place, but I walked the main street to stretch my legs.

That’s where I found these screen doors. It is exactly what we want for our pantry doors, though these were a bit too tall. If you know where I can find a similar pair, leave me a message. If we can’t find a set like this, we may have our trim carpenter make them.

House Plans

We have our full set of house plans! It took us about five weeks to get them right, but we are totally happy with the floor and site plan. They are with an engineer right now and we hope to review his set next week. Here’s an earlier copy of the floor plan, but it’s very close to the final.



We also walked the lot and marked trees to keep this week. Delia, our builder, is pulling a land disturbance permit from the City of Fairhope. If all goes to plan, lot clearing begins next week.