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YOU'RE BACON ME CRAZY under development for possible movie
I’m thrilled to announce that You’re Bacon Me Crazy, one of my middle-grade foodie novels for Scholastic, is under development as a possible film with...
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Holly Jolly House from HOT COCOA HEARTS
The memories are vivid. December weather in Southern California rarely fell below freezing temperatures, but there was still a crisp nip in the air as...
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Make Your Own Fairy House
My daughter asked for a fairy house for Christmas. She was very specific that it should be two stories and be made from a tree...
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You Were Mint for Me Hot Cocoa Recipe
It’s the holiday season. Snow is falling. The air is crisp and cold. The smell of cinnamon and fresh pine needles fills my house. This...
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Decorative Glass Cloche with Dried Flowers
Writing can be an intense and tiring job. It requires a lot of mental endurance and also a LOT of sitting. When I need a...
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MUDDY DUSTER BROWNIE RECIPE
If you’ve read A Tale Magnolious, you know that chocolate is hard to come by in the downtrodden town of Fortune’s Bluff. Chocolate chip cookies...
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Farm-Life Fun in My Books
One of my favorite parts of the writing process is deciding on and creating settings for my books. When I’m deciding on a setting, I...
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PUMPKIN SPICE AND EVERYTHING NICE MACARONS RECIPE
So…it’s confession time. My homemade macarons do NOT look like the ones on the cover of my book, Macarons at Midnight. My homemade macarons are...
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The Real Elephant Who Inspired A TALE MAGNOLIOUS
The ideas for my stories come from many different sources. I’m inspired by people I meet, places I visit, adventures I’ve had, and even by...
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