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.
for 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 life!
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