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Teachers – I want to visit your classroom!

I announced this last week in my newsletter, and I still have openings! In April I’ll be attending a conference in Chicago and afterward I plan to travel back home to Oregon by train. I thought it would be fun to visit a few schools along the route home (transportation costs minimal for the schools!) […]

A Cover is Not the Book, But it Helps

Just got back from seeing Mary Poppins Returns with A Cover is Not the Book still running through my head. A cover may not be the book indeed, but a good cover will certainly help your book get noticed. I’ve been meaning for a while to write a post about the book covers for the […]

Seed Savers-Heirloom Release Day!

Just in time for the new year, Seed Savers-Heirloom is ready to order! In case you haven’t heard of the series, Heirloom is book three in the five-book Seed Savers series. It can be read out of order, in case you were wondering. For a quick overview of the series go here. For the lowdown […]

To All the Bloggers I Never Met Before (And Some I Have)

Two days ago, the last day of the year, I received a wonderful surprise: a two-page (nearly) handwritten letter. I say nearly, because it was typed, but it was not a form letter. It was from an old friend . . . sort of. The letter, full of news of my friend’s life, was from someone […]

Countdown to Seed Savers-Heirloom

Today is the last day of 2018. Always a good time to take stock of how the year went and to look forward to the new year and new beginnings. Around here we’re excited for the release by my new publisher (Flying Books House) of a new and improved Seed Savers-Heirloom. Here’s the blurb in […]

Seeds with Stories: Excerpt from Seed Savers-Heirloom

Now that Seed Savers-Heirloom is available for preorder, let me just say how much I enjoy this book. I know it sounds a little weird and very immodest, but I do love reading Heirloom, and believe me, I’ve read it numerous times in polishing, proofing, the re-release, etc. And I still always get drawn in… […]

A Series the Whole Family Can Enjoy

    For today’s post I’m going to step back and introduce my series for any new readers to the blog. So if you haven’t yet heard of my children/YA series, Seed Savers, here is a quick introduction: Seed Savers is set in a future where gardening is illegal and real food unknown. Three young […]