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2019 Heirloom Expo: Epiphany & the Singing Plants

As I mentioned in my post earlier this week, we had a great time at the Heirloom Expo in Santa Rosa, CA last week, with several memorable experiences. Today I’d like to share one that just blew my socks off (okay, I wasn’t actually wearing socks…) I’ve since recovered, but it was a powerful experience […]

2019 Heirloom Expo: Serendipity & the Littlest Fan

We made it back from the Heirloom Expo late Friday night, driving it all in one day and not spending time with the lovely Redwoods as we sometimes do. I didn’t think the Expo was as well-attended as when we had last visited (2016), but all the things I love about it were still intact: […]

Heading to the Expo!

For the first time since 2016 I’m heading to the Heirloom Expo in Santa Rosa, CA! If you’ve never thought vegetables were beautiful, think again. (And get yourself to Santa Rosa next week :)) I’m very excited to be going. I love the displays, the educational sessions, and the people! For the three years I […]

Everything’s Coming Up Peaches

  August is such a busy time of year! As I mention in some of my author bios, each year I pick and can 75-100 pounds of peaches. I eat the canned peaches during the winter as part of my breakfast. Though I come from a farm family and get a lot of my produce […]

A Peek At this Year’s Garden

It’s been a busy summer (isn’t it always?) and there’s a lot I could say, but I think I’ll make this first post back from a several-week hiatus a mostly pictorial post. Since my book series is about gardening, here’s a summary of my own backyard/urban garden of 2019. First off, I threw a few […]

Happy Fourth & Book Excerpt!

The concluding book of the Seed Savers series, Seed Savers-Unbroken, takes place during the week leading up to the Fourth of July. In this future USA, the government is on edge about protests happening nationwide and has issued a ban on Independence Day parades, which only incites the people more. Here is an excerpt from […]

A Book About Youth Changing the World: Review

This series should be in high school classrooms everywhere as a literary example of Margaret Mead’s quote: “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” Okay, so I’m still excited that my book series has officially come to a conclusion […]