With every new school year comes a period of adjustment. Children get used to new teachers, different classmates, or even new schools and new rules. Bedtimes are enforced again, and homework routines resume (hopefully). I hope dinner tables are still a place of family conversation. When I was growing up, dinner time was a treasured… Continue reading A New School Year
Children’s authors are often encouraged not to write stories that are overtly strong in message or lesson, but sometimes I just can’t help it. As a parent, I used books to help teach my own children important life lessons. As a teacher, I used them to help teach and reinforce many things. Wrong Side of the Bed is… Continue reading Time for an Attitude Adjustment?
If you’ll be in the Columbia, Illinois area on Saturday, December 11th, I’d love to see you and your kiddos stop by the library. Santa will be there, and I’ll be there signing my books! Pre-purchase them online and bring them along to the event. Tis the season to be merry! Merry Christmas!
I am excited to announce my first book store signing is this month. On Saturday, November 20th from 1-3 pm, I’ll be hanging out at Main Street Books, 307 S. Main Street, St. Charles, Missouri. I hope to see you there if you are in the area. You can bring your previously purchased copy of… Continue reading Book Signing Nov. 20, 2021
I received word on October 1st that The Shepherd and His Lamb was selected for the October 2021 Books for Young Readers Cover Contest Winner! This honor is hosted by Book Marketing Global Network, and was selected as part of Grandma’s Book Club Books for Young Readers. It is an honor to receive this award,… Continue reading October 2021 Cover Winner
The launch of my first children’s book, The Shepherd and His Lamb, has been an amazing experience. I had no idea what to expect, but the outpouring of support from so many people has boosted my courage to continue in this journey. If that is you, I thank you from the bottom of my heart.… Continue reading Launch Note
This month I signed another contract with Pen It! Publications for my second children’s book. I am in the process of doing illustration descriptions for it, so the illustrator will have an idea of what I envisioned when writing the words. This one will have many more illustrations, so it is taking some serious thought… Continue reading My Publisher
I signed my first publishing contract with Pen It! Publications in January. Pen It! is a smaller, traditional publisher here in the midwest. They provide a more personal approach to help new authors, like me, through the publishing process. Check back to order.