People who catch me reading are
as likely to find me thumbing through a picture book as anything else. I'm glad I have grandkids, because I still can't
get enough of this fun, quirky genre.
kids are just as much fun to write as they are to read. A tweak here, a tuck there, and ideas morph from imagination into polished prose, ready to burst into
My most recent kid's story is Thirteen, a middle-grade paranormal story co-written with Joe DiBuduo. It
first appeared in 31 Nights of Halloween (Rainstorm Press,
2011). Tootie-Do Press released it as an Amazon children's short (Kindle ebook) with a fun witchy-themed cover by
artist Yetzenia Leiva in October 2019!
My middle-grade library market books, The National Mall and Lewis & Clark: Exploring the American West, were released by Enslow
Publishing in 2005 and 2010.
Li'l Bit, now titled Paisley Perez and the Big Purple Bike,
a birthday wish tale inspired years ago by my youngest daughter, won 4th runner-up
in the Juvenile Fiction category of the 2010 Alabama Writers Conclave writing contest.
I haven't found a home for the story and just might team up with an illustrator for a self-pub soon. Stay tuned!