I’ve signed on with local Desert Palm Press to publish The Weaver’s Daughter, my contemporary immigration story about Ixchel, a Maya girl from the Yucatan, who travels across the northern border of Mexico to find her father in Los Angeles. The book will be out by September. This will be a first for Desert Palm … More Exciting News
Children’s author and friend Linda Covella has posted an interview with me about my book Toto’s Tale and True Chronicle of Oz. It’s on her blog at lindacovella.com, along with many other author interviews she’s done.
March 4-10 is Read An E-book Week (RAEW). I’m giving away free copies of my book, Toto’s Tale and True Chronicle of Oz, the e-book version, during this week. Toto’s Tale is a retelling of The Wizard of Oz from the point of view of Dorothy’s dog, or my dog, Toto, complete with some of … More Read An E-book Week
The Double Crossing is my first historical fiction. I’ve always loved to read books based on true historical events, but haven’t written it before even though research is one of my favorite parts of writing, for all of my books. The MS St. Louis left Hamburg in May 1939 with over 900 Jewish refugees on … More The Double Crossing
I loved this review posted on Net Galley December 20th by Delainie Hanson, educator: “My 3rd grade daughter read this soon after reading The Wizard of Oz. She loved reading the story from Toto’s perspective. She kept comparing and contrasting the two books and even used to a Venn diagram! She says that she told … More Toto’s Tale Review
Don’t miss the Book Fair at the downtown Santa Cruz library on November 13. Eight local children’s authors will be reading, as well as Young Writer’s Project authors. I’ll be there with Toto’s Tale. It’s free and there will be raffle prizes and cookies. Buy books in time for the holidays. Part of the proceeds … More First Annual Children’s Book Fair
In case you missed it, you can still watch the Independent Author Day webinar on You Tube. Go to the website and click the link. Many local libraries, including the Santa Cruz Public Library, participated. I was one of a panel of four independently published authors who talked about our writing and publishing process and … More Indie Author Day
Writers are people who like to get lost in story, usually a solitary activity. I love writing my books, even revising them. However, I’ve never been much of a salesperson. And, as you who subscribe to my blog well know, I’m not much of a blogger. Marketing a book, once published, is a job for … More The Marketing Dilemna