Art Workshops in Palo Alto and Portland

Rachelle Doorley in Palo Alto, CA and Portland, OR

I can't believe that we're approaching the end of the year! What?! Is it really already December? Before the year wraps up, I'm planning to participate in two really fun family events, and hope to see some of you there. For both events, I'll lead a hands-on workshop, and will have signed copies of my book, TinkerLab: A Hands-on Guide for Little Inventors, available. If … [Read more...]

TinkerLab on Instagram

TinkerLab book on Instagram

Are you on Instagram? You might remember shortly after my book came out, I wrote this post that shared photos of TinkerLab: A Hands on Guide for Little Inventors in the hands of its readers. It makes me so happy to see the book in its environment, well loved, cozying up with cereal, and covered in post-it tabs. Last week, Jen Kossowan (@mamapapabubba on Instagram) shared an … [Read more...]

TinkerLab Book Launch Party

TinkerLab book launch party at Helix by the Exploratorium

Thank you, thank you to all of my friends, both old and new, who came out to the launch party for TinkerLab: A Hands-on Guide for Little Inventors last weekend at Helix Los Altos. In case you've never heard of it, Helix is the Peninsula arm of San Francisco's famed Exploratorium. As soon as I stepped foot into Helix earlier this year I knew that this was the spot for my book … [Read more...]

TinkerLab Book Blog Tour Highlights

TinkerLab Book Review

Did you get a chance to catch the TinkerLab Blog Book Tour? Twenty-three incredible blogs shared reviews, projects from the book, giveaways, and cool tinkering insights with their readers. I'm so grateful for all that they shared and thought a recap would be helpful for those who might be thinking about picking up a copy of the book for themselves, or as a gift. Jean … [Read more...]

Book Launch Celebration

Book launch giveaways |

I can't believe that June 10 has finally arrived! Maybe you've heard that writing a book is a whole lot of sweat and tears (yep - true) and now I can add that marketing a book is not for the faint of heart. Holy cow! I loved writing TinkerLab: A Hands-on Guide for Little Inventors, but it wasn't without work and sacrifice. My in-laws, who put me and the kids up for five weeks … [Read more...]