Having Fun with Valentine’s Day

I spent most of my life in Michigan where Valentine’s Day was a day that everyone anticipated. After months of cold and dreary weather, it was fun to celebrate with red hearts, fresh flowers, and sweet candy. But Valentine’s Day … Continue reading

Hot Off The Press

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For an author, holding a newly published hot-off-the-press book is always an exciting moment. It’s a moment of satisfaction and a feeling of reward. After many months (or years) of writing, revising, rewriting, and revising again, the words you sometimes … Continue reading

Colors and Costumes

Since I have been writing children’s books for more than 20 years, I’ve seen some changes along the way–especially when it comes to illustrations. The traditional American family with a mom and dad, three sandy-haired kids, and a Cocker Spaniel, … Continue reading

Something Better

My mother became a widow when she was 84 years old. During the first year her grief was so deep that we almost lost her. With the help of doctors and counselors, she began living again. She was mentally alert … Continue reading