Toto’s Tale Review

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

Indie Author Day

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

Toto’s Tale News

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

Read a Sample

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

Toto illustrations

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.

Book Launch Party

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.