Shannon’s Odyssey is Free for 2 Days Only

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Yes, I'm having fun dabbling with these Amazon sales for my books--my Middle Grade chapter book Shannon's Odyssey is free for 2 days only. That's today and tomorrow, July 22-23, on Amazon, ebook only. (I'd love to make it free on other platforms too, but my ability to do so is limited by technology and … Continue reading Shannon’s Odyssey is Free for 2 Days Only

The Best Middle Grade Adventure Stories with Talking Animals and a Dash of Magic

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I've got 3 exciting updates on Shannon's Odyssey, my novel for 7- to 11-year-olds: First and foremost, find Shannon's Odyssey featured in Shepherd's list of "The Best Middle Grade Adventure Stories with Talking Animals and a Dash of Magic". The book also appeared on an author's list of recommended summer reads. And on July 22 … Continue reading The Best Middle Grade Adventure Stories with Talking Animals and a Dash of Magic

That Stunning Cover Artwork

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And now for a little bit of fun: If you love the cover art of my novel Horseshoes and Hand Grenades (as I do!), then you'll like this 16-second video, which pans down the painting, giving you the chance to savor it up close. Credits: Illustrator/artist Natalie Simone. Cover design by Colbie Myles. Cricket soundtrack … Continue reading That Stunning Cover Artwork

The Best Novels for Tweens, Teens and Young Adults Who Love Theater

Earlier today, Shepherd.com published my list of "the best novels for tweens, teens and young adults who love theater". I introduced you to Shepherd a while back when they published my first Top 5 list. This new site offers book recommendations for readers with a new twist: book recommendations from authors, for readers. Their thinking is … Continue reading The Best Novels for Tweens, Teens and Young Adults Who Love Theater

Fun Friday Photo: Muggle & Wombat

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Today's fun Friday photo is actually a video provided courtesy of author Bianca Marais. I shamelessly asked to borrow this video of her dog Muggle and cat Wombat (great names) after seeing it on Instagram. Watch the short video and you'll see why. Those two are precious, and the look on the dog's face is … Continue reading Fun Friday Photo: Muggle & Wombat