Tag Archive | books

2019 Heirloom Expo: Serendipity & the Littlest Fan

We made it back from the Heirloom Expo late Friday night, driving it all in one day and not spending time with the lovely Redwoods as we sometimes do. I didn’t think the Expo was as well-attended as when we had last visited (2016), but all the things I love about it were still intact: […]

World Read Aloud Day is Coming!

About a week ago I read the most wonderful Twitter thread on read alouds. I’ve been meaning ever since to add my two cents here on the blog. One of the tweets said something to the effect of “I remember every book ever read aloud to me in school.” In terms of novels, so do […]

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!) […]

#SpringThings:What to Expect at a Seed Exchange

If you’re thinking about planting a garden this year you have a couple of alternatives. One, you can buy most of your plants as starts (this adds up quickly in terms of $), two, you can go hog wild with a seed catalog (don’t forget the postage and handling!), three, wait until your local store […]

5 Reasons to Self Publish

As I mentioned in my previous post, Amazon is celebrating Indie authors this month. Libraries around the country are initiating Indie Author Day tomorrow. I’ll have my own special surprise tomorrow to mark the occasion. But right now I’d like to share my five reasons to self-publish, based on my own experience. 1.If your book […]

The Bookshop Hotel

The Bookshop Hotel by A.K. Klemm is a thin little book that could have been fleshed out more, but it was still a sweet read. If you love finding out-of-the-way bookstores with nooks and crannies and lots of character, you’ll enjoy this book. You will wish and hope that The Bookshop Hotel is a real place […]

Seed Savers Book 2 Update

I am happy to announce that Seed Savers, book 2, Lily is on its way! It will be available soon both in paperback and kindle versions. In Lily, we find out what really happened to Ana and what Lily does after she discovers Clare and Dante have left town. GRIM becomes more personal, and Lily […]