Hudson Children’s Book Festival 2013

Saltwater Taffy book


Hudson Children’s Book Festival 2013

Saltwater Taffy is honored to be part of the upcoming Hudson Children’s Book Festival 2013 happening May 4, 2013 in Hudson, New York.  The Hudson Children’s Book Festival is the largest children’s book festival in the entire state of New York and looks to be a great time for young readers.  The Festival schedule is currently being worked out, but you can count on Saltwater Taffy being part of this amazing book festival for children. Read more

Saltwater Taffy and the Culture of Violence

SALTWATER TAFFY and the Culture of Violence

The culture of violence in America is killing our children…literally.  As a children’s book author, I have always believed in the ideal ‘if you build it, they will come.’  The question I have is, why do children respond to the culture of violence in our socity more than they do to a theme of inspiration or adventure?

Culture of violenceWhile we have been a mildly successful award-winning adventure book for tweens by selling 5000 copies of Saltwater Taffy across the country, it appears in order to enjoy best-selling success, you either need Read more

Saltwater Taffy at Seven Arrows Literary Festival


Saltwater Taffy is honored to be part of the Seven Arrows Elementary Literary Festival happening this week in Pacific Palisades, California.  What is super cool about the visit is the author on stage right before me is none other than Alan Sitomer, California Teacher of the Year, who had this to say about Saltwater Taffy: “Pirate.  Adventure and Treasure!  Saltwater Taffy is a rockin’ good time!  Aarrgggghhhh!”  

Saltwater Taffy has been endorsed by 12 Teachers of the Year around the country and will soon be on the big screen in 2014.  Shooting for this award-winning children’s book will begin August, 2013.  If you are looking for books for kids, stop looking and pick up Saltwater Taffy today and watch how your child begins to discover the joy of reading.  Saltwater Taffy takes the young reader on an epic treasure hunting adventure and is a cliff hanging story to hook young minds.

We believe every new book written for children is a new opportunity to teach them about growing up.  Saltwater Taffy helps tweens discover how amazing they are and how easy it is to be distracted by what other people think of you.

Reading To Your Children; The Greatest Gift of All


Reading to your children is not only important, it is the greatest gift of all.  With the rain falling onto the rooftops and the parks closed over this past weekend, I pulled out the last two copies of Saltwater Taffy I have (we have sold through 5000 copies so far and onto our 2nd printing) and began reading the adventure to my daughter.  At first, she was more interested in her stuffed animal ‘Bunny,’ but when I tapped into my days of being an actor in high school in college, I began to change my voice and read the story as if it were some kind of play. Read more

Gelett Burgess Children’s Book Award WINNER

Gelett Burgess Children’s Book Award WINNER

Saltwater Taffy has been given the 2012 Gelett Burgess Children’s Book Award in the LIFE SKILLS category!!!!

Gelett Burgess Children's Book AwardThe Gelett Burgess Children’s Book Awards advisory council looks for books that entertain and teach with an energetic and creative approach.  The books selected by the Gelett Burgess Children’s Book Council must stimulate a child’s imagination, as well as inspire them creatively.

Advisory council members want to know a book will make an impact in a child’s life by helping them grow: socially, emotionally, ethically, intellectually, and physically.

Saltwater Taffy is not only an epic adventure novel for Tweens, the book teaches and guides young readers to live their lives on purpose with a purpose.  Endorsed by 12 Teachers of the Year around the country, Saltwater Taffy follows the lives of 5 tweenage friends as they embark on a treasure-hunting adventure.  Set during the 4th of July weekend, Saltwater Taffy is a g-rated story for the entire family.