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TRUMAN has won both the Crystal Kite Award and the Colorado Book Award!

Dear friends, It’s been a truly memorable few weeks. First, with my daughter’s engagement. Second, with the birth of my third grandchild. Third with the announcement of my 3-book deal with Harper Collins. And now TRUMAN winning not just one, but two major awards. I’m overcome with gratitude. But as you might expect, my excitement… Read more »

Booklist Loves TRUMAN!

What a way to start the week! This review makes my heart sing. Oh, Booklist – Truman and I thank you! “’Truman was small, the size of a donut—a small donut—and every bit as sweet.’ So begins the utterly heartwarming story of a tortoise and his girl, Sarah. Truman lives on a windowsill overlooking the… Read more »

Today is the Day! PUP 681 is HERE!

I’m thrilled to introduce you to my latest book PUP 681: A SEA OTTER RESCUE STORY Here’s where you can buy your copy: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and IndieBound or request it at your library.  I’ll be celebrating and signing books at (click for more information): 3/16/19  Colorado Book & Arts Festival, Arvada, CO 3/22-23/19   Children’s Festival of Stories, Denver, CO… Read more »

Oh Happy Day! Two New Picture Books on the Way!

One manuscript was older. The other, brand new! But they wrapped up nicely in a two book deal to the editor who purchased my PUP 681 picture book as well. Here’s the announcement from Publishers Marketplace: “BUSY BUILDERS, BUSY WEEK! author Jean Reidy’s WHEN THE SNOW IS DEEPER THAN YOUR BOOTS ARE TALL, about a… Read more »

YIPPEE! I’m Over the Moon About Luna!

If any of you know “Luna” at the Shedd Aquarium, then you can understand why I’m so, SO excited about my latest book deal for a story based on her story. If you haven’t yet met Luna, I encourage you to take a gander at the Shedd Aquarium website for a journey into adorableness. Here’s… Read more »

Hooting About My 2-Book Deal!

Hoot! I’m beyond excited about my latest book deal.From Publishers Weekly. “Virginia Duncan at Greenwillow has acquired two picture books by Too Purpley! author Jean Reidy; the stories feature Specs, a not-so-clear-sighted young owl who explores the world with his friends. Book one is scheduled to release in summer 2016; Erin Murphy at Erin Murphy… Read more »

Autographed copies of my books available ONLINE through the Tattered Cover!

Great News! The fabulous Tattered Cover Bookstore has agreed to stock autographed copies of all my books. So now, you can order autographed copies online and have them shipped directly to your home. It’s easy. Here’s how: 1. Head to the Tattered Cover website at http://www.tatteredcover.com/ and search for my books. 2. Add the desired… Read more »