Tag Archive | gardening fiction

Countdown to Seed Savers-Heirloom

Today is the last day of 2018. Always a good time to take stock of how the year went and to look forward to the new year and new beginnings. Around here we’re excited for the release by my new publisher (Flying Books House) of a new and improved Seed Savers-Heirloom. Here’s the blurb in […]

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. […]

ACX Auditions – Audiobook First-timer

I finally jumped on the audiobook wagon.  As an indie author and publisher there are always many things to do, many things to learn and consider. Do I write more books? Do I spend my time marketing? Do learn about Facebook ads… Like anyone else, I am subject to run down a lot of rabbit […]

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 […]

Does a Book Series Always Have to be Read in Order?

(This post has been edited/updated November 2018.) I would argue “no.” Case in point: prequels.Or one better–is there ever really a beginning? (or an ending for that matter?) What about those books that are told out of order (I’m thinking of Jodi Picoult’s first book, Songs of the Humpback Whale)? How about the Chronicles of […]

Your Child’s Favorite Next Book, Book Giveaway and Blog Hop

Okay, I’m going to admit something an author should probably never admit: As a child, I didn’t like to read. It’s not that I had problems decoding—I just would rather have been doing something else. Like playing ball outside, or watching TV. I was one of those people (cringe), who used to say, “I’ll watch […]

Seed Savers: Heirloom, Sneak Peek

  Excerpt from Heirloom, book three in Seed Savers Series Clare didn’t know how she could stay indoors on a day like today—sixty-five degrees, sunny and warm. And yet she couldn’t think of anything more to do outside. After she got home from school, she let the chickens wander while she pulled weeds from Marissa’s […]