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

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

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

The Wild Trees

I recently spent a day in the redwoods, a Cabrillo College extension course led by Sandy Lydon. The afternoon of that day, our group went on ziplines into the canopy at Mount Hermon. While this was a beautiful and challenging experience, I was left somewhat unsatisfied because I was hoping for a real old growth … More The Wild Trees