Wednesday, May 19, 2010


Meeting the 4th, 5th and 6th graders at Lakeside Intermediate was exciting. Everyone was excited about the book and full of questions about the writing process. I was treated royally by "Mrs. Peaspanen's Book Club." I had a tour of the school and anything I needed. Thankyou to Jeanette Peaspanen and all the students for making the day special!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010


My daughter thought she could fix the nose of the Sphinx with tape.
Yes, that's me in the red shirt. I joined a Tunisian band.

Here we are on top of Mt. Etna, a volcano in Sicily (the non-active part.)

I lilke tea, and tea in Cairo was very yummy.

This experience is already in the second book.
Hello everyone out there. Yes, there is a big time gap in this blog. But as you can see from above, I've been busy travelling. I've also been writing. I'm half way through the sequel to The DragonFly Keeper, and it's all downhill from here. Keep reading and send me an e-mail!

Monday, July 6, 2009


Here I am at the Geneva Library with third grader, Jacob Roney. He reviewed my book for Austinburg's "Pearson's Press." Luckily for me, he thought it is a good book and that I was good at writing. It was a pleasure to meet Jacob, a fellow writer.

Monday, May 18, 2009


Around 50 authors from the Ohio area gathered in Rocky River for an event to benefit the library. We had a lot of fun and sold some books. Above I am pictured with Marilyn Sadler of the "Honey Bunny" and "P.J. Bunny FunnyBunny" books my daughter loves. At the bottom is Shelley Pearsall who wrote the YA books Crooked River and other best sellers. The gentleman pictured, William Price, was a colorful author who wrote about his father's life as a Russian spy and other really adventurous things his family did. And I ate really good potato salad!


Wednesday, May 11th, I had a great time with Jefferson Elementary. I spoke with the 4th, 5th and 6th graders and they did some great jamming with my world instruments. Good job everyone! Thank you for being such a fun audience. And thank you for the beautiful cards!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009


This past saturday I had the great pleasure of meeting Abbie. She visited me at Gale's and brought me this great picture signed "your biggest fan." I have to say - I love to write the stories for the writing. But when someone tells you they cried after they read your book and that they were shaking when it was over, well . . . It makes all the effort worth it. Sincere appreciation is worth more than anything for me. Thanks for making my day, Abbie!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

BE Smart conference

It was great to meet some of the girls from the area at this first ever conference for young women at Madison High School. I met a few to-be writers and many other exciting, ambitious people this past Saturday, March 28th. Good Luck to you all!