The ARC is here and there’s no flood in sight!

The ARC, celebratory flowers from hubby, and a lovely note from the team at Charlesbridge. Opening a package from your publishing company is a complete treat. Especially when you have an idea the package might contain the Advanced Reader Copy (ARC) from your latest book. It did and I am over the moon about this… Read more »

Clever Fox

I love learning about animals and how they navigate their often harsh existence. Maybe that’s why I chose animal adaptation for the topics of my first two books (A Warm Winter Tail and A Cool Summer Tail due out mid-February). This video clip shows a red fox catching mice that are buried under feet of snow!! How cool… Read more »

A Cool Summer Tail arcs are out! Squee!

There is nothing quite like receiving an advanced reader copy of your own book. I wish these moments upon every creative person out there. Opening that package from Sylvan Dell Publishing was a true highlight.    The amazing Christina Wald brought to life the summer worlds of many of the same animals as in A Warm… Read more »

A Warm Winter Tail Wins Gelett Burgess Award!

Cool gold seal! I used to say nothing exciting happens on a Friday in the children’s book industry, but I’ve had to change my tune. I found out about winning a WOOP grant on a recent Friday (WOOP, WOOP!) and this past Friday, I learned about A Warm Winter Tail winning a Gelett Burgess Award! Here’s the description… Read more »

Good news for A Warm Winter Tail

The Michigan Reading Association (MRA) has selected 40 children’s and YA books written by Michigan authors to be part of the 2013/2014 Great Lakes Great Reads promotion. A Warm Winter Tail is one of 8 selected for the K-1st grade division. Children across Michigan will read each story and vote on their favorite. Winners will… Read more »