I don't know what I'll end up doing with this newfound skill. For now, I'm going to keep taking classes. This fall, I've been learning how to draw with pastels. I love the richness of color I get with them.

I plan to take a class in cartooning and illustration. And who knows? Maybe one day I will illustrate one of my picture books.

The Joy of Drawing: A Wonderful New Discovery

In the last year, I've taken drawing classes at my local Y, and I've ​discovered that I love it! And I actually have some talent I didn't realize I had.  

I really shouldn't have been surprised because my identical twin sister Pamela Hobbs is a Chicago artist, who makes beautiful, moody hand-colored photographs.

Lewis Carroll
Through the Looking Glass

Elizabeth Hobbs Voss

Children's writer, journalist



Sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.

Words are magical things, aren't they? Read an adventure story and suddenly you're in a forest searching for hidden treasure. Or pick up a sad, sweet story and before long, your eyes are tearing up and you've made a new friend. Books make you feel and books teach you things. As a writer, I love to bring children new worlds through words. Here is my blog, where I review new picture books you might enjoy.