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My Guest Appearance on the Wisconsin Vegetable Gardener Radio Show

Earlier this month I had the wonderful opportunity to be interviewed by Joey and Holly Baird of the Wisconsin Vegetable Gardener Radio Show. To hear the interview (and so much more) go here. I am in segment three. These are the questions they asked: 1. This is the first time we’ve interviewed a fiction writer, […]

A Story of Squash (Zucchini, that is)

As most of you know who follow my blog, I have only a tiny backyard garden. But sometimes I grow things in my parent’s garden. They are farmers.  It seems the spaghetti squash seeds I planted out there were both spaghetti squash and zucchini! So I am the proud owner of a very prolific zucchini […]

Summer Busy-ness

Oh dear, a look at the date and I see it’s been three weeks since I’ve posted! Honestly, I write a post in my head weekly, sometimes daily; I even take the photos! But then I never get to it. I’m a morning person. For the last month we’ve had hot, sunny weather. By the […]

2 Book Reviews & A Camping Trip

My husband and I went camping last week for three nights. It wasn’t easy, because this is the first time he’s needed to be on oxygen. It was a forest service campground without electricity. We camp with a tiny teardrop trailer which is one step above a tent. Despite the extra prep, I ended up […]

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 […]