Tag Archives: Creative Children

AUTHOR VISITS TO SCHOOLS

AUTHOR VISITS TO SCHOOLS The author visits to schools continue as we were in front of 575 kids in the last two days in Susanville, California.  We’re in town for the Lassen County LIT JAM Festival and have a total … Continue reading

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THE MOST AMAZING LETTER EVER

THE MOST AMAZING LETTER EVER I just received the most amazing letter ever.  As an independent children’s book author, this is the kind of letter that makes all those moments of frustration of being a ‘little fish in a big … Continue reading

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HOW TO STOP A BULLY

HOW TO STOP A BULLY Children often wonder how to stop a bully.  Should they tell a teacher?  Should they tell their parents?  The bigger question is why kids bully in the first place.  I often wonder if we could stop … Continue reading

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FEELING GREAT: IT’S ALL IN YOUR HEAD

FEELING GREAT: IT’S ALL IN YOUR HEAD There is a secret to feeling great and that secret is this: it’s all in your head.  When you say nice things to yourself about yourself, you will feel the amazing energy of … Continue reading

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INSPIRING KIDS with the Saltwater Taffy Book

INSPIRING KIDS with Saltwater Taffy Book The Saltwater Taffy book is more than just an award-winning adventure novel for tweens.  The book reminds kids they can accomplish anything in life!  More than just a book, the brand for Saltwater Taffy … Continue reading

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TWEEN READERS

TWEEN READERS! In order to create more Tween Readers in our country, I sat down and wrote the adventure novel Saltwater Taffy so I could teach the ideal: Your life is up to you! Nobody can do it for you.  Not your … Continue reading

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CHILDREN’S BOOK WRITING

CHILDREN’S BOOK WRITING Children’s Book Writing can be a difficult task, but from the minute we sit down to write something without an assignment from a teacher, we are officially writers. The minute we have a desire to create something out … Continue reading

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MIDDLE GRADE FICTION: Read Across America

READ ACROSS AMERICA READ ACROSS AMERICA celebrates Dr. Seuss’ birthday every year and children’s book authors across the country visit schools to read to children.  This year was a great even!   Dodger great “Sweet Lou” Johnson, the Laker Girls, … Continue reading

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MIDDLE GRADE FICTION: It Bled and it Led…Bhaaaaa

MIDDLE GRADE FICTION At the start of our middle grade fiction tour, something happened that is a testament of our society.  In a moment of ‘sureality,’ which is my new word for a surreal reality, I flew home to Las … Continue reading

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MIDDLE GRADE FICTION: ‘I Got a New Pair of Shoes’

MIDDLE GRADE FICTION: “I Got a New Pair of Shoes” This middle grade fiction post is about that new pair of shoes you just bought.  I mean, what is it about a new pair of shoes that can make us … Continue reading

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