Tunes and Tales

I’m very excited with all the wonderful avenues I’ve been allowed to share and celebrate my new book! On Wednesday, I spent the day in Fort Collins, Colorado recording Tunes and Tales with show host Kristen Olsen and Jonathan Bennett! Link to livestream KRFCfm 88.9 (you can live-stream the show on Sunday, 3/3/19 6PM MST!Continue reading “Tunes and Tales”

Second Star to the Right 🌟

Independent Bookstores are the best way to celebrate a book launch! Yesterday I was the featured author at a wonderful new location of a beloved Denver bookstore, Second Star to the Right. If that name sounds familiar but you have never been to Denver, Colorado, it’s probably because of the song from Peter Pan. TheseContinue reading “Second Star to the Right 🌟”

Successes: Looking back at 2018 & Looking forward to 2019

This is a departure from my normal blogging. I’m participating in Julie Hedlund’s 12 Days of Christmas so today is when we celebrate successes and I’m sharing mine here. My first picture book is under contract and being released 2/19/2019 to coincide with the full moon! Aliana Reaches for the Moon I have participated inContinue reading “Successes: Looking back at 2018 & Looking forward to 2019”

Why I’m feeling over the moon 🌙 💜 🌝

This week, we received accolades from two STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) professionals for the book ALIANA REACHES FOR THE MOON.  “This short children’s book imparts many pearls of wisdom about the qualities of a scientist, while telling an engaging story about a girl’s caring relationship with her younger brother. Using her ingenuity, imagination, andContinue reading “Why I’m feeling over the moon 🌙 💜 🌝”

An Evening with Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama has a beautifully written memoir and is on a multi city (21 cities on her calendar to date) tour promoting the book. But more importantly, bringing her message to so many of us who miss the dignity of the 8 years her husband was the president of the United States. I was luckyContinue reading “An Evening with Michelle Obama”

Book Review MAXIMILLIAN VILLAINOUS: A Teacher And Writer’s Perspective by Laura Roettiger

Book Review MAXIMILLIAN VILLAINOUS: A Teacher And Writer’s Perspective by Laura Roettiger Book Review MAXIMILLIAN VILLAINOUS: A Teacher And Writer’s Perspective by Laura Roettiger — Read on frogonablog.net/2018/11/17/book-review-maximillian-villainous-a-teacher-and-writers-perspective-by-laura-roettiger/ My guest review on Frog on a Blog!

Why did you name him Charlie?

Two months ago, I brought home a wonderfully sweet Goldendoodle puppy and named him Charlie. The three questions I am most often asked: What kind of dog is he? What’s his name? (Followed by) Why did you name him Charlie? I had decided on the name Charlie earlier in the week, knowing we were goingContinue reading “Why did you name him Charlie?”

A writer’s life

I was lucky enough to spend the weekend at a writers conference this weekend with an amazing faculty of agents, editors, and authors. In addition to the outstanding experts, I was surrounded by inspiring writers in my critique groups, workshops, and I also had a fantastic roommate to share writing with. After the conference, IContinue reading “A writer’s life”