My first book, Toto’s Tale and True Chronicle of Oz is a middle grade retelling of The Wizard of Oz from the point of view of the little dog, Toto. I published it through an independent publishing program at Bookshop Santa Cruz. My most recent book, The Weaver’s Daughter, a middle grade border crossing immigration … More Independent Publishing Pros and Cons
The Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards are presented by Jenkins Group and IndependentPublisher.com, who say: “The Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards are intended to bring increased recognition to exemplary children’s books and their creators, and to support childhood literacy and life-long reading. The Awards recognize and reward the best of these books and bring them to the attention of … More More on the Moonbeam Award
The Weaver’s Daughter is now available to preorder at a discounted price from the publisher, Desert Palm Press. The book is scheduled to be released September 1, but if you order now you can get the special rate. I’d love for you to post a review here or on Goodreads or Amazon.
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
It’s now possible to read the beginning four chapters of Toto’s Tale and True Chronicle of Oz, including taking a look at the beautiful illustrations by W.W. Denslow, from the original Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Just click the link for a look at the Kindle version. Let me know what you think here, or read … More Toto’s Tale Preview
Toto’s Tale has been getting lots of good reviews on Amazon and Goodreads. And now it’s available on Ingram at wholesale prices for booksellers and libraries. Net Galley members can read it and post a review on line. I did school readings this past semester at several schools in the area, some organized by school librarians, … More Toto’s Tale News
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.
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