April 05, 2013
I told my youngest son I'd be talking with Brownies today. He said, "You mean the kind you eat?" I said, "No, the girl scout kind." I had fun showing the group of Brownies my old Brownie and Girl Scout uniform. We had a good time with shark trivia and they asked great questions about Danger in the Deep Blue Sea, which they'd all read. Then I read to them from my manuscript of The Lost Princess and some even advance ordered the book that comes out next month. They each got a crown!
September 25, 2012
I'm having a great time writing the Mermaid Tales series. I loved being an elementary school teacher and librarian, so it's such fun writing about third grade merkids. I just finished an upcoming book about the horrors of spelling tests. They were difficult for me and for one of my sons, so I know they can be hard for other kids as well. I hope this book, the sixth one in the series, will make those tests a little bit less scary.