Book Reviews

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 […]

Seed Savers-Lily in the Classroom

In a previous post I explained how Seed Savers-Treasure could be used in the classroom. Today’s post will feature Seed Savers-Lily, the second book in the series and currently available in paperback and ebook. The Seed Savers series take place in a future where gardening is illegal and real food virtually unknown. It should be […]

Seed Savers-Treasure Awarded Gold

In September, Seed Savers-Treasure was awarded a gold Mom’s Choice Award. What is Mom’s Choice? Mom’s Choice Awards are not just book awards.  The Mom’s Choice Awards “evaluates products and services created for children, families and educators.” (From their website.)  I’ve seen it compared to the Good Housekeeping Seal. A Mom’s Choice Award is a […]

Review of Seed Savers-Treasure

Ohh, my publisher just sent me this review of Treasure posted on NetGalley. I don’t often repost reviews because it seems kind of braggy, but it really made my heart sing. The reviewer mentioned a lot of things I always hope people will think and say. So pardon me for reposting, but sometimes we need […]

A Great Podcast for Authors

Today I’d like to introduce you to the Smart Author Podcast by Mark Coker of Smashwords. Smashwords is an ebook distributor. (If you are new to self or indie publishing, an ebook distributor means that when you upload your book to Smashwords, it also goes out to Nook, iBooks, Kobo, etc.) The Smart Author Podcasts […]

5 Great Gardening Fiction Books for Kids

  There are many gardening books for kids, both fiction and nonfiction–particularly picture books. It’s harder to find books for the older grades. So with this short list, I’ve put together a few books that take you from toddler to the end of middle school. They are terrific resources for families and school garden programs. […]

Review of Green-Light Your Book by Brooke Warner

In April I attended the IBPA PubU in Portland. More about that event here.  Included in our free tote bag with the regular goodies of pens, notepads, etc., was the book, Green-Light Your Book by Brooke Warner of She Writes Press. I read the book pretty quickly, but unfortunately didn’t write the review right away. […]