Monday, July 8, 2019

New book, new book, new book!

This is the week!

Some nice teachers and librarians read it a bit early and here's what they have to say:

"I loved how a contemporary issue like immigration is weaved into a story that kids can relate to. They might not know anyone who faces the same fears, but they understand families, friendships,  and the challenges of navigating life as an adolescent." - Kelly Tate, Teacher, Laurens-Marathon CSD

"Wish On All The Stars is a heartwarming story of three girls trying to make their world a better place. The girls are trying to save their local bookmobile while dealing with divorce, immigration, deportation and other family issues. I can’t wait to share Wish On All The Stars with my students in the fall!" - Aimee Bartis, Director of Library Services, Sunnyvale ISD

"Wish on All the Stars is a must read for preteen readers. Juliet, Emma, and Carmen are perfect examples of how friends can follow their hearts to make a difference in others’ lives and their community. These friends will tug at your heart strings and make you believe that with kindness, generosity, and perseverance you can make a lasting impact." - Deaneen Pashea, Teacher, East Noble School District

"This book is a great reminder to show students that they are never too young to start changing the world!  The girls tackle the task of saving their local bookmobile as they struggle with other issues at home.” - Deana Sain, Library Media Specialist, Bolivar Middle School


If it's not at your nearest bookstore, it'd be wonderful if you'd request that they order it. It'd help me out a lot. You can also ask that your library order a copy. It wasn't reviewed in many publications this time, so libraries may not even be aware it's available, sadly. So if you have a library card and logon to your library system now and then, you can check and see if there's an online purchase form you can fill out.

Okay, back to work on the new book that hasn't been announced yet. Stay tuned! And if you read Wish on All the Stars, thank you!! I really hope you enjoy it. 


Saturday, March 9, 2019

Hello from Puppyland

Friends, meet Alfie, or say hello again if you've seen him on some of my social media sites. He's a little over six months old and a ton of fun, except for the occasional messes in the house because getting used to a new family, new routine, etc. isn't exactly easy. But besides that, he's doing amazingly well. I thought he might be sad for a while from missing his old home and family who had to re-home him, but he just settled right in. I can hardly believe how relatively easy it's been.

The best part of it all is that I had hoped he and our cat, Luna, would become friends and play together and wow, do they! They love chasing each other around the house and through the garage.

And in non-puppy news, please don't forget I have a book coming out this July. In fact, exactly four
months from TODAY! I'm excited because it will be my first middle-grade novel available on audio!

Hope all is well in your neck of the woods. Hang in there, spring is just around the corner!