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Kid Review of Seed Savers:Treasure

Kid Review of Seed Savers:Treasure

  For a kid’s perspective on Seed Savers:Treasure, hop on over to This Kid Reviews Books to see what ten-year-old Erik thinks.  Thanks again, Erik!

Keeping the Children in Books for the Summer

As an author of middle grade books, I’m always on the lookout for sites that help get the word out about children’s books.  When my kids were younger, we brought home boatloads of books from the library on an almost weekly basis. The best way to find a book was to ask the librarian, or […]

June, Front Porches, and Missing Martians

“Gardening is the handiest excuse for being a philosopher.”–Ray Bradbury  (Dandelion Wine) I picked up a copy of Dandelion Wine the day I heard Ray Bradbury died.  How fitting he should leave us on a day early in June. I love Fahrenheit 451, and read it every ten or fifteen years to see how many […]

Seed Savers:Treasure on Kindle

I am happy to announce that Seed Savers:Treasure is now available for Kindle and Kindle devices.  And not only that, from now until July 4, it is on sale for only $2.99!  Hurry on over and download Seed Savers now :).

Author Fair

Author Fair

Local Event Author Fair today at the Salem Public Library, featuring over 30 authors from Oregon. It will be held in the Anderson Rooms from 1-4  pm.  Join us!

Seed Savers – a series to be treasured

Originally posted on Anakalian Whims:
I haven’t been this in love with a young adult series since Harry Potter.  I haven’t been this in love with an individual young adult book since Lois Lowry’s The Giver, unless you count How To Buy A Love Of Reading by Tanya Egan Gibson (but her book, though it…

Seed Savers Photo

Today I have a photo from a scene in Seed Savers (Treasure).  This was the inspiration for the treehouse/playhouse where Dante and Clare spent a day eluding GRIM. In other news, yesterday I harvested rhubarb and artichokes from my garden.  Perhaps just strange enough to be part of the covert edible landscaping of the future as […]

How It All Started

How It All Started

  Some people have asked what inspired me to write Seed Savers; how it all came about.  I actually wrote the first draft of Seed Savers in about four months in 2010.  A couple of things inspired me.  First, I watched the movie, Food, Inc.  In the movie, there was a story about Moe Parr,  a […]