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Farm-Life Fun in My Books

How Farm-Life Fun Inspired SHAKE IT OFF and A TALE MAGNOLIOUS

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 consider interesting places I’ve visited and places my readers will find exciting and unique. In order for me to portray a setting realistically, it’s important for me to feel comfortable...
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Trick-Or-Reaters Howlingly Fun Halloween Program

As Halloween approaches, it’s time for little ghosts and ghouls to haunt local libraries and bookstores in search of spooky stories! If you’re prowling the dark for spine-tingling books, prowl no more. With the Trick-or-Reaters program and website, creepy tales are only a click away! About Trick-or-Reaters As described on the Trick-or-Reaters website, “TRICK OR...
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Middle Grade Books for Animal Lovers

Beloved Books for Animal Lovers

One of my newest middle-grade novels, A Tale Magnolious, centers on the deep and tender friendship between orphan Nitty Luce and Magnolious the elephant. Part of the reason I chose to write about Nitty and Magnolious is because I’ve always been fascinated by the connections I see between people and animals. Animals provide us with...
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Halloween Middle Grade Books

Spooky Stories to Read in the Dark

Are you looking for a spooky story to keep you up this All Hallows’ Eve? Here are some bone-chilling middle-grade tales guaranteed to send shivers down your spine! The Charmed Children of Rookskill Castle by Janet Fox is a fast-paced page-turner that will keep your knees knocking long after you turn the last page. With...
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