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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 […]

Sandra Smith Returns — Anakalian Whims

Sharing a recent interview I did over at Anakalian Whims! Sandra Smith grew up on a farm with a tremendously large garden. She maintains that if you can’t taste the soil on a carrot, it’s not fresh enough. Although she now lives with her husband, cats, and three chickens in the city, she still manages […]

2019 Heirloom Expo: Everything Else (Well, Almost)

Ok, before it’s too far in the rearview mirror, here are my final thoughts on this year’s Expo. (See previous two posts here and here.) I stated earlier that there were a lot of special moments, but three that had really stuck with me. The first two special moments I wrote separate posts about. The […]

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: […]

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? […]

Lily Guerrilla Gardens

  Here is an excerpt from Seed Savers-Lily when she first sees Arturo’s back yard. Arturo called out ahead of us. “Abuelo!  Lily is here.” We walked straight through the house and out the back. An old man was rocking in a wicker chair under a hastily-made awning. He wore a straw hat and held […]

Cover Reveal Seed Savers Lily!

The cover for the new Seed Savers-Lily is here! The story of Lily takes place in August, so this cover reflects late summer and daytime rather than the night cover of Treasure, making it light and airy. I hope you like it. Lily’s release date is August 30 and will be available on preorder soon. […]