Tag Archive | middle grade novel

Authors, Talk About Your Book on Speak Up Talk Radio

Recently I had the opportunity to talk about my book series, Seed Savers, with Pat Rullo of Speak Up Talk Radio. I don’t completely understand the radio network thing, but they have an entire section on guest interviews, and most of the recent interviewees have been authors. The interview was easy to set up and cost […]

Who Owns the Seeds?

Whenever a story like the one above hits the news I always hear from fans of my books. They see the parallels of a Bayer-Monsanto merger with the Seed Savers future in which Nipungyo, and ultimately GRIM, take over the food system. In the NPR story, the Monsanto chair is quoted as saying,”We believe in […]

In Which Clare and Dante Get Baby Chicks

In my last post I introduced our three new chicks and mentioned that it reminded me of a scene from Heirloom, book 3 in the Seed Savers series. In Heirloom, Clare and Dante are living on a farm in Canada and learning about gardening, farming, and such. The setting for the book series is a […]

It’s a Bloomin’ Giveaway/Hop! Books, Recipes, & More

Welcome to the fifth annual Authors in Bloom blog hop and giveaway (although this is my first year participating). I’m excited! Ten days of giveaways, gardening tips, and recipes. Tell your friends :). I’m sharing a recipe for Bruschetta with Grilled Bread. I love growing tomatoes and basil each summer, and this is always a […]

Clare & Dante Prepare for Easter

In recognition of the season, here is an excerpt from Heirloom (Seed Savers, 3), in which Clare and Dante prepare for Easter with their host parents in Canada. Growing up in a place where real eggs were unknown, it’s their first experience coloring eggs. CHAPTER 42 It would soon be Easter, Clare’s favorite holiday. There […]

Interview with Ben’hyamene of the Dragon Courage Series

Today I’d like to share an interview I did with one of the characters from the Dragon’s Courage series, a middle grade series by Kandi J. Wyatt. The third book, Dragon’s Revenge, releases on April 5 and is available for preorder here. SS: Welcome Ben’hyamene! Can you tell us something about your family to get […]

Celebrate #AgDay 2016

Today is National Ag Day. What is Ag Day? It’s a day to celebrate agriculture. To quote the AgDay website: “National Ag Day is a day to recognize and celebrate the abundance provided by agriculture.” On the For Educators/Students page, there is a fine list of reasons why it’s important to celebrate agriculture, including these: […]