Read to the Top with Taylor Ducks!

I was honored yesterday to inspire 100+ students for the incredible reading initiative Read to the Top in Taylor ISD. As an author I consider myself a positive role model for children and I take that very seriously. It’s important to me that children know that reading can take them places. That following your dreams […]

Book Trailer Bears Make the Best Reading Buddies

As many of you know, New York Times best-selling & award-winning author Cynthia Leitich Smith hosts a renowned kidlit blog and she graciously accepted my invitation to launch the book trailer for Bears Make the Best Reading Buddies on Cynsations today. Thank you, Cyn!! Click HERE to see the book trailer and short post. The trailer was created […]

Oct 17-18 Texas Book Festival 2015

For the past few years, I’ve been honored to moderate for the Texas Book Festival and this year they’re celebrating 20 years with a record of 300 authors! I’m so excited to return and help them celebrate great literature for adults and children. As many of you know the Texas Book Festival benefits Texas public libraries […]

Website Redesign by Square Bear Studio

Welcome to the fresh new look web designer, animator and illustrator extraordinaire Erik Niells, owner of Square Bear Studio, has created for my website. I’m grateful for his creative zeal and polished professionalism, it’s integrated throughout the site. A thousand thank-you’s, Erik! I hope everyone feels welcome here and will check back often for updates! […]

Thankful For Many Splendid Things – New Client, Cynsations Post and More!

To me October is all about celebrating the many blessings we encounter partly because growing up in Canada, the Canadian Thanksgiving holiday always fell on the second Monday in October. So once October arrives, I naturally begin recounting the many splendid things I’m grateful for and this month I’ve much to be thankful for. I’m […]

Pumpkin Time! Teacher/Librarian Appreciation Gift

Every year in the United States the National PTA sponsors PTA Teacher Appreciation Week. It’s an opportunity for us parents to thank the many teachers, administrators, and support staff that educate our children and enrich their lives. For the 2014-15 school year, the PTA Teacher Appreciation Week is May 4-8, 2015. It’s never too early to start thinking […]