Great Reads

TOO PURPLEY! On Sale Today!!

I can’t believe it. TOO PURPLEY! is on bookstore shelves and shipping from online sellers. Yesterday, I stopped by my neighborhood Barnes & Noble and it was already out. SQUEEEEEE! I’m so grateful for the wonderful reviews TOO PURPLEY! has collected. You can read them on my TOO PURPLEY! page and in my Media Kit…. Read more »

Pay it Forward Friday – Shannon Caster

When my boys were young, they were experts in the non-fiction section of the library.“Tornadoes are over here!”“Dinosaurs are over here!”“I found MONSTERS OF THE DEEP!” That’s why my shout out this week goes to my good friend and critique buddy, Shannon Caster. Shannon writes the articles and books that make curious kids race to… Read more »

Scones and Sensibility Release Day!!

YIPPEE! IT’S FINALLY HERE. Join the adventures of middle-grade matchmaker Polly in this fun and funny new novel written by my darling critique buddy, Lindsay Eland. SCONES AND SENSIBILITY is available TODAY – just in time for those lucky girls on your Christmas list. Read about the sweet and talented author, Lindsay Jo Eland.Then read… Read more »

Pay it Forward Friday: Mary Bartek

Mary Bartek, one of my oldest (meaning going back a long time with no reference to age because we don’t talk about age in our crit group) writing buddies published her award-winning FUNERALS AND FLY FISHING in 2004. And now 5 years later, this fun book has been released again in paperback. And it has… Read more »

An Ode to the Slush Pile

To all my Chicago relatives, “the slush pile” is not a dirty March remnant of a long snowy winter, but instead is the ever-growing stack of unsolicited book manuscripts an editor or an agent accumulates from a host of hopeful authors. My first book which comes out next February, TOO PURPLEY!, was pulled from just… Read more »