Meet My Summer Intern!

July 21, 2016

I’m pleased to have my youngest son, Alex, helping me out this summer, cleaning up mailing lists, researching educator conferences and children’s lit festivals, and updating my website. He’s also writing and posting on various social media, brainstorming book promotions, and doing whatever he can so I can write my next book. “Beach breaks” on […]

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Author’s Note: February 2016

February 26, 2016

I’m pretty sure that February ate January, because the last thing I remember is making snow angels on the beach in Michigan. Then, WHOOSH! February was on the calendar! At least there’s an extra day this month, which is small consolation for losing January, but I’ll take it! Here’s what I’ve been up to this […]

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TBT: The One Book to Get for Anyone Who Wants to Write for Children

December 17, 2015

With holiday shopping still in full swing, this post from the past is still timely. As a children’s author, I’m often asked how someone can get their book published. I used to try and cram as much information that I’ve learned over the past ten years into ten minutes or less. Then my husband came […]

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Thanks for Helping Get This Party Started

December 2, 2015

More than 400 book launch parties got underway yesterday on the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators website. That’s a lot of parties! Which is why I’m very grateful that people took the time to stop by my book launch party for the Crown Affair. There’s still time to attend, because this party’s an Open House. There’s […]

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It’s Party Time! Drop in and Enter to Win!

December 1, 2015

Detective Joe Dumpty’s celebrating the launch of his second book, THE CROWN AFFAIR, over at Party Central. Joe’s a generous guy, so he’s giving away a signed set of his “case files.” The party’s started, the contest is ready to enter, and you’re invited! 

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