Cowboy Car’s First School Visit, Plus a GoodReads Giveaway!

March 23, 2017

Revving up for the April 11th release of my new book, COWBOY CAR! Got to take Little Car for a  “test drive” a few weeks ago when visited Ridgeway Elementary in Columbia, MO. The students were excited that they were the first kids to see (and hear) a book that hadn’t even come out yet. […]

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There’s a Cat in Our Class! “Sneak Peek”

August 10, 2016

Just five days til school’s in session! Info on signings and giveaways to come!  

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The Cat’s Almost Out of the Bag!

August 9, 2016

My next book, There’s a Cat in Our Class!, is almost here! On August 15th, Miss Biscuit’s all-dog class gets a new student who is NOT a dog. Will fur fly? Or will the students learn to accept — and learn from — their differences? I’m thrilled to have a book that introduces the topic […]

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The Ransom Family Book Club’s Summer 2016 Pick

July 26, 2016

Since the beginning of my family’s book club in summer 2013, our annual pick has always been a hotly contested issue. While our three boys tend more toward literary fiction, my husband and I usually prefer genre fiction, and collectively we have to decide on a book that can fit with all of our respective […]

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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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