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Schedule An Author Visit Today!

  Are you a teacher, librarian, active parent or part of a large homeschool group? Want to inspire students in their writing and reading? Having an author visit is just the ticket! Author visits are great because kids realize authors are people just like themselves, while at the same time there’s a hint of *celebrity* […]

The Uncomfortableness of Religion in Children’s Literature

And so here we go again. I hesitate to write about topics where we disagree and yet because of personal bias and discomfort combined with Amazon’s algorithm, one of those irksome little reviews has risen in the “top reviews” section for Seed Savers-Treasure. Never mind that it is over a year old and the ayes […]

New Hope for A New Year

I don’t know what it is about a new year that brings new hope, but I felt its power again today, day one of a new year. Sometimes hope is found in places some eyes would see as forlorn. This morning for example, I dashed out between rain showers to take a walk while the […]

Thanks & Gifting

In the spirit of both Thanksgiving and Christmas, today I offer up a gift. The first book in my Seed Savers series is available to download for FREE from today until December 16th. Several other middle-grade authors also are giving away free books or samples. Here is the blurb for Seed Savers-Treasure: Two kids, two […]

Order Your Author-Signed Book in Time for Christmas!

    What child wouldn’t be excited to receive a book signed by the author? Order any of the Seed Savers books directly from me and have them signed and with a personal inscription for you or your child. The Seed Savers books are middle grade reading and interest level (aging up around the last two books in the […]

On Being a Pantser (Revisited)

I recently started a super-reader/fan Facebook Group for Seed Savers. Thought it might be fun for people to easily share news articles about the themes in my books, or to do a group read with the author along. Stuff like that. A few people chimed in that they wanted to do the group read, and […]

The Planning In Writing a Series: Calendars of the Future

Sometimes I think people don’t realize how much research, planning, and care is taken in writing fiction. I’ve written before about the amount of research I’ve done for my futuristic Seed Savers series, but the care I’ve taken in working out the chronological order, the seasons in which certain plants would be bearing fruit in […]