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Monday, March 27, 2017

Just finished a new picture book manuscript entitled DOGS ON THE ROOF. It is the story of a woman who discovers that 100 dogs have taken up residence on her roof. She tries various methods to to try and coax them down until one clever solution finally proves successful.

Monday, March 13, 2017

I am rewriting NEW YEAR'S EVIE as a stand alone title about a girl who takes a dog training class. Wish me luck!

Monday, March 6, 2017

Just got back from New Orleans and Mardi Gras! Had a wonderful time and got some inspiration for a new picture book called it's only Tuesday. Let the good times roll!

Monday, February 20, 2017

Just got back from the CATE conference (California Association of Teachers of English) in Santa Clara, Ca. It was fantastic! I talked to a group of teachers about how I introduce the writing process to students, then I had a book signing. Even with the rain, it was a great day!

Monday, February 13, 2017

I will be speaking at the CATE (California Association of Teachers of English) this Friday in Santa Clara, California. After that I will be signing books in the Exhibit Hall. Wish me luck!

Monday, February 6, 2017

Just had a wonderful experience at College View Elementary in Huntington Beach. I did three presentations, signed lots of books and then had lunch with a few of the students. It was a fabulous day!

Monday, January 23, 2017

Just sent my revised manuscript of WELCOME TO THE VELVET ARMS to Cheryl Matthews at Boyds Mills Press. I think it is much improved and hope that she enjoys it. Wish me luck!