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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 […]

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 […]

Every School & Library Should Own the Seed Savers Series

The what? If you aren’t a regular follower of this blog, chances are you haven’t heard of the Seed Savers series by Sandra Smith (Flying Books House). The series straddles the line between middle grade and young adult. The first book is younger and as the series continues–as one reviewer stated of the fourth book–Keeper, “this book seems […]

Still Celebrating: Giveaway #2

  Because the final book in my five-book Seed Savers series is releasing NEXT WEEK, after lo these many years, I’m super excited!!! In the giveaway I started last week, I gave away a signed copy of the winner’s choice of one of the first four Seed Savers books. (The winner was Eleanor, by the […]

Last Day To Enter Giveaway

Just a reminder that today is the last day to enter to win your choice of a signed paperback of one of the first four Seed Savers books. I’ll be doing the random drawing tomorrow and posting the winner and maybe starting a new giveaway for the final countdown to the release of Seed Savers-Unbroken! […]