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

Peace Chorale Concert

If you’re in the area, don’t miss the Santa Cruz Peace Chorale concert, “We’re Still Here!” It’s the 14th annual spring concert and silent auction on Saturday, May 14th at Mount Calvary Lutheran Church, 2402 Cabrillo College Drive, Soquel. Under the musical direction of singer/songwriter Aileen Vance, the Santa Cruz Peace Chorale sings traditional & contemporary … More Peace Chorale Concert

Pitch Madness

I recently entered the “Pitch Madness” contest hosted by Brenda Drake and three other bloggers. My entry pitch for my middle grade contemporary Baba Yaga story, Bony Legs, was chosen for the Moo Moo Meadows team on Sharon Johnston’s blog. It’s a Mario Kart game. New to me, since I’m not a gamer. Participating literary … More Pitch Madness

News Article

Toto and I had a wonderful write up in today’s Santa Cruz Sentinel. Yesterday afternoon I read to Live Oak School fourth graders in the school library, thanks to the librarian, Diana Susoy. One of the teachers arranged for a reporter and photographer to cover the event. Here’s the link to the article. The reading … More News Article

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.

Goodreads Giveaway

I’m hosting another giveaway of two copies of Toto’s Tale and True Chronicle of Oz on Goodreads. Go to my Goodreads page to sign up for a chance to win. The giveaway begins December 14 and ends December 22. Toto’s tale would be a good gift for an elementary age child and a fun read … More Goodreads Giveaway

BOOK LAUNCH PARTY

Today is the big day at SCBWI (Society of Children’s Book Writer’s and Illustrators). The Book Launch parties are up on the website. Click the link to visit my party for Toto’s Tale and True Chronicle of Oz or find it from the main page at SCBWI.org Please sign my guest book and “like” the … More BOOK LAUNCH PARTY