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
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
Here’s a link to read a sample of Toto’s Tale and True Chronicle of Oz. If you haven’t read it, you might take a look to see if you’re interested. The holidays were a busy time. We celebrated Christmas here with our Japanese exchange student, Risa. Then she went home to Tokyo to celebrate New … More Read a Sample
The delightful illustrations I used in Toto’s Tale and True Chronicle of Oz are by W.W. Denslow. They come from the original Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum, published in 1900. The book and the illustrations are in the public domain, and I couldn’t resist including some of them in my book.
The Goodreads giveaway started today and will be up for a week. You might win a free copy of Toto’s Tale and True Chronicle of Oz if you enter.
The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, SCBWI, the professional organization for children’s writers, is sponsoring a Book Launch Party starting December 1st. Visit scbwi.org/blp #SCBWIparty on the 1st and find my party to help launch Toto’s Tale and True Chronicle of Oz. Pass the word to your friends and social media network.
Toto’s Tale and True Chronicle of Oz is now a real book. I published it through Bookshop Santa Cruz and you can find it there, in the local author’s section and in the children’s section. It’s also available as an e-book on Smashwords. It’s been a long process, but I’m very happy with the way the … More Toto’s Tale is out in book form
My book Toto’s Tale and True Chronicle of Oz will be coming out soon. I decided to publish it myself through our local independent book store, Bookshop Santa Cruz. Take a look at the beautiful cover: TotosTale Cover It was designed by Sylvie Drescher at Bookshop, based on my suggestions. The story, as you can see from … More Exciting News about Toto’s Tale