Tag Archive | middle grade books

Does a Book Series Have to be Read in Order?

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)? Or a series written out of order such as the Chronicles of Narnia? […]

Seed Savers-Treasure Awarded Gold

In September, Seed Savers-Treasure was awarded a gold Mom’s Choice Award. What is Mom’s Choice? Mom’s Choice Awards are not just book awards.  The Mom’s Choice Awards “evaluates products and services created for children, families and educators.” (From their website.)  I’ve seen it compared to the Good Housekeeping Seal. A Mom’s Choice Award is a […]

Seed Savers-Treasure at ALA 2018

If you’re lucky enough to be attending the ALA annual conference in New Orleans this coming weekend, don’t forget to stop by the IBPA booth where you can browse the many quality indie titles. I’m happy to announce that my book, Seed Savers-Treasure ,will be on display at the booth. Take a look at Treasure and all […]

Excerpt from Seed Savers Treasure

  In celebration of the rerelease of Treasure today, I’m posting an excerpt from the book that explains the title. Enjoy. From chapter 8: Ana reached down and pulled something from the pocket of her sweater. She rested her closed fist on the table and opened it slowly like a flower opening its petals to […]

#EarthDay Matters

Today is Earth Day. Established in 1970 and paid tribute to in some way each year since, never before has it seemed as important as now. For the first time, scientists are banding together to “March for Science” on Earth Day. One wonders how, in the year 2017, we got to a place where scientists […]

Update on All Things #SeedSavers

Today’s post is strictly informational and time sensitive. I’ve been busy with a lot of things and want to keep you up-to-date. First, I am currently giving away the short book, The Lunchroom, with a sign-up to my email newsletter. The Lunchroom consists of several chapter-length stories giving more background to characters in the Seed […]

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 […]