Monday, September 29, 2008


Hello world,

September is coming to a close, and what better way to close it then by doing a local author signing at JOSEPH BETH BOOKSELLERS in LEGACY VILLAGE at 7 pm on TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30th. (Yes, the caps are to get your wandering attention to focus on details.) If anyone happens to be out in that area, I'm excited about this signing. After all, the protagonists of THE DRAGONFLY KEEPER, Manuela and Silvia, are GOING TO BE THERE! Yes, for those of you who didn't know it, I based (loosely) the main characters of my novel on my two nieces who are now 14 and 17. Hope to see you there. Maybe they will sign your copy!


Monday, September 8, 2008


This past weekend, September 5th and 6th, I was able to attend the Northern Ohio Society for Children's Books Writers and Illustrators 2208 Conference in Cleveland. As always, it was great to see so many writers and concentrate only on the craft. I saw my friends Kim and Charlie (above) and Jodi (with camera). Jean Daigneau, the chair, was a energetic organizer. Regina Brooks, president of the Serendipity Literary Agency of New York, gave a wonderful address on Saturday which made me immediately wish she were my agent. Above are pictured the three speakers, Amy Lennex of Sleeping Bear Press, Regina Brooks, and Kritin Daly of HarperCollins. I had a lot of fun and learned a lot. Now its back to dirty socks and maccaroni and cheese!


Ok, Ok, it's september, I know. But school started, you know. Anyway, on Thursday, August 14th I had the opportunity to speak at the Ashtabula Women's Business Association. Everyone was very excited about the book and supportive of its promotion. Thank you, ladies!