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Dash Book Launch Party
You are invited to a kids book launch party!! Check out the flyer and we hope to see you there.[...]
Get to know Queen Victoria and her dog Dash
I've always been interested in Queen Victoria, my so-called namesake. My father said I had a "regal birth" (he's a[...]
Teaching Sewing
My good friend, Darlene, started teaching elementary school students how to sew. She is a crafty person by nature (I[...]
Book Review: “Between Shades of Gray,” by Ruta Sepetys
“Between Shades of Gray,” by Ruta Sepetys has absolutely NOTHING to do with the 50 Shades of Grey series. As[...]
Book Review: “The Truth about Twinkie Pie,” by Kat Yeh
I saw “The Truth about Twinkie Pie” on the table in the bookstore at the SCBWI conference, but I wasn’t[...]
Buzzy and Thomas Book Set
Are you looking for some extra projects for your child? We put together a companion activity book for our book,[...]
Kids Book Summer Giveaway
I'm participating in a kids book summer giveaway with other award winning authors! There are a wide variety of kids[...]
Book Review: “Viva Rose,” by Susan Krawitz
I've started working again with my wonderful editor, Susan Krawitz on my 2nd children's book, "Victoria and Dash Find True[...]
I love doing School Readings
I've hesitated to blog about my school readings because of the children's identities on the web. But, I've been very[...]
Jefferson's 275th birthday Coloring Page
April 13, 2018 marks Thomas Jefferson's 275th birthday! We've created a special coloring page just to celebrate. Click here to[...]
Book Review: “Wonder,” by R.J. Palacio
WOW! I absolutely love "Wonder," by R.J. Palacio!! I read it in 3 days, thinking about the main character and[...]
What I learned at the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators Annual Summer Conference
I'm a member of SCBWI, the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators and they held their annual Summer conference[...]
Book Review: “All Four Stars,” by Tara Dairman
I love writing book reviews. I also love cooking and raised a son who loves cooking, so much in fact[...]
A Couple of Middle Grade Novels Reviewed
I finished 2 great Middle grade novels recently and I wanted to review them for you. So here are the Middle[...]
School Visit – My first reading to Elementary school students
My First School Visit! I took the plunge today! I had my very first school visit and reading! It's so[...]
I've been waiting for reviews and now Buzzy has received 5 stars!
I've been very busy sending out print copies and download links to various reviewers. I'm getting new reviews every day, but last[...]
Buzzy and Thomas are available on Amazon!
You can now buy a print or ebook version of our new book, "Buzzy and Thomas Move into the President's[...]
3 Days to the Buzzy Launch!
I decided to take a walk with the dogs this morning. I've got a lot to think about with the[...]

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