If you haven’t read Toto’s Tale and True Chronicle of Oz, here’s the chance to get the e-book for the special sale price of $2.99. Smashwords is having a one week sale and I’m participating. This is the link to my Smashwords page where you can order the book. It’s a fun read for children … More Smashwords Sale
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
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
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.
I wrote Toto’s Tale with children ages seven to twelve in mind. But recently a couple of people have said they were interested in the book because they’ve been life long lovers of the Oz books and have collected them. Or someone was buying the book as a gift for an elder who loved the … More Toto’s Tale for Oz fans