I’ll be reading from my work in progress, The Double Crossing, historical fiction for ages ten to fourteen. The story tells of a Jewish boy and girl escaping HItler’s Germany in 1939. They board the ship St. Louis, headed for Cuba, where they become friends, encounter and foil a spy plot, and ultimately are not … More Upcoming Author Reading
Sorry for the late notice on this one. My publisher, Desert Palm Press, is helping to sponsor readings by their authors. The first of the series is today. To view the reading, go to: https://www.facebook.com/DesertPalmPress. I will be reading from The Weaver’s Daughter, along with several other authors, on April 24th.
Yesterday I had the opportunity to read at the Pages and P.J.s event at Santa Cruz Gardens elementary school. It’s an evening event where children and families come in their pajamas to hear authors and others read. I’d read in a couple of these events a few years ago. It was wonderful to be able … More Pages and P.J.s
This was taken at the border wall at Playas de Tijuana. In late October and early November, I joined the Peace Train on a trip through Mexico, visiting the wall and a refugee center housing children and families waiting to cross the border. We traveled with some of the children on the train and participated … More Back Again
Since I wrote The Weaver’s Daughter, the situation at the border in Tijuana has changed dramatically. There are thousands of migrants from Mexico, Central America, Haiti, and many other parts of the world waiting in camps and shelters at this border city for an opportunity to seek asylum in the United States. Climate change resulting … More PEACE TRAIN
I hope you’ll visit some of these book review sites and see what they have to say about The Weaver’s Daughter.
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
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
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