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How Does Your Garden Grow Garden Update June 2020

I snapped a few shots of my garden last week and I’m sure it’s gone ahead and kept on growing, but here’s how it looked then. How is your garden growing? And now a peek at mine… The cabbage is doing very well, heading up earlier than usual. I read an article saying cabbage really […]

Anniversary & July 4th Celebration Sale

Woohoo! Today is the one year anniversary of the debut of Seed Savers-Unbroken, fifth and final book in the award-winning Seed Savers series. Seed Savers is a futuristic scifi series for ages 10 and up set in the United States at a time when gardening is illegal and most people don’t know about “real food.” […]

Book Club Questions for Seed Savers-Unbroken

And they are finally finished! There are now questions for each of the five Seed Savers books. Seed Savers-Unbroken, released one year ago Friday, is the final installment of the series and well worth reading–especially if you enjoy politics and social commentary in literature. A very recent review of Unbroken is here. As with Keeper, […]

The Every Now & Then Update Post

So it’s June. My birthday month. I’ve had a lot of them. But this June is vastly different from all the others. First, the pandemic has kept many of us from our jobs. Shopping is not the same. Church isn’t in person. The sound of a person coughing sends chills down our spines. And now, […]

Discussion Questions for Keeper

More discussion questions are ready! Hot off the press are discussion questions for Seed Savers-Keeper. They will also be available shortly at the publisher website, Flying Books House. Seed Savers-Keeper edges up to a more teen rather than preteen audience as there is little gardening and a lot more politics. And as always, a lot […]

Dream Cast Picks for Seed Savers

Sometimes people ask when my books are going to be made into movies. I think this is something most authors like to hear, but we can only smile wistfully. If only… I was thinking the other morning about my dream cast. You know, during this never-ending pandemic, we sometimes have a hard time getting out […]

Book Discussion Questions for Seed Savers-Heirloom

The discussion questions for Seed Savers-Heirloom are finished! These questions are perfect for book clubs or classroom use. All currently available discussion questions for the series are also available at Flying Books House. On this blog, the questions for Lily are here and for Treasure here. I hope you enjoy reading Seed Savers-Heirloom, a series […]

12 Suggestions for First Gardens

Are you new to gardening? Here are my suggestions if you are planting a garden for the first time. Always use planting recommendations for your local area. Instant Gratification: Radishes. Radishes can germinate in as little as 3 or 4 days! A sense of accomplishment: Tomatoes. Tomatoes are so easy to start from seed and […]

Gardening Around the Edges

Today is the 50th Earth Day! Although most of us can’t go out in nature to appreciate our planet this year, we can go out and garden. Even if it’s just containers on your balcony or herbs in your window. As most of you know, I live on a lot and a half in a […]

Earth Day Sale on All Seed Savers Books

Before I forget to mention it, don’t miss my biggest sale of the year, the Earth Day sale. In 2014 I actually did an Earth Day tour in Texas. At that time only the first three books in the series were out. It was an amazing time and I enjoyed meeting many wonderful people. So […]