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Signed copies of TOO PURPLEY! in these stores now!

I’ve been traveling in the Midwest and Northwest these past two weeks and stopped in to sign TOO PURPLEY! stock at the following bookstores: Barnes & Noble (Near the Notre Dame Campus)6501 North Grape RoadMishawaka, IN 46545574-247-0864 Borders (Near the Notre Dame Campus)4230 Grape Road Mishawaka, IN 46545 Barnes & Noble2619 Miamisburg-Centerville RdDayton, OH 45459937-433-0750… Read more »

Annie Leonard and THE STORY OF STUFF

There’s a great interview, today, in the School Library Journal online edition, with Annie Leonard, creator of THE STORY OF STUFF. Annie’s self-deprecating admission of her lack of intellectualism, provides humble humor alongside her movie masterpiece, which has been viewed in classrooms and homes all over the world. For those of you unfamiliar, THE STORY… Read more »

Just because the party’s over …

Even though the TOO PURPLEY! ONLINE LAUNCH PARTY ended a couple of weeks ago, you can still find plenty of freebies on my website at Free downloadable Teacher’s/Activities Guide which includes lots of activities for parents and kids too. Free introductory Skype visits. Free autographed bookplates, bookmarks and coloring pages. Free Picture Book Peeks… Read more »

Today was TOO PURPLEY! DAY at Central Junior High

Thank you to principal Dr. Gayle Crawford who thought of this fun idea. And thanks to all those wonderful teachers (including my sister, Annie) and kids who showed their one true color today – purple! I wish I could have been there with you. I’m so honored. Here’s a peek: TOO PURPLEY! DAY at Central… Read more »

Recap of TOO PURPLEY! Prize Winners

It’s been a too, too, too fun week in the TOO PURPLEY! PARTY ZONE. Thank you all for coming. Here’s a list of my lucky prize winners. Monday Door Prize – TOO PURPLEY! T-shirt: Heather BurnellTuesday Door Prize – TOO PURPLEY! Coffee mug: Pam CampbellWednesday Door Prize – Autographed copy of WHAT DO YOU SEE?:… Read more »

Agent Erin Murphy Chatting Today!!

Literary Agent, Erin Murphy, is making a guest appearance in my TOO PURPLEY! PARTY Chat Room today, Monday 1/25/10, at 2 P.M. Mountain Time. The party is at The direct link to the chat room is Stop by for a rare opportunity to meet this awesome children’s lit agent.

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 »