Thursday, March 2, 2023

Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!

Today, March 2, kicks off Read Across America week (along with National Reading Month throughout the month of March), beginning on the birthday of Dr. Seuss.

During this week, let us focus on encouraging and promoting the benefits and importance of reading, especially for our children who have at their disposal these days so much technology that, at times, negatively impacts reading a good ol' fashion book.

Today, and throughout the week, I commit to spending time reading. Will you?

What are your favorite go-to books, Dr. Seuss or otherwise? I'd love to hear and compare the favorites amongst all of us.

Wednesday, February 22, 2023

New Contract Signed!


I am so excited to announce I've recently signed a contract on a new picture book. Thank you, Vivian Zabel of 4RV Publishing, for believing in me and COUNTING THE WAY TO ABUELA'S. I am excited to see my story come to life in Aidana's art and illustrations.

Wednesday, February 1, 2023

World Read Aloud Day


Today, February 1st, is World Read Aloud Day. What a wonderful day to celebrate reading!

This day is dedicated to reading aloud which helps foster the tradition of reading as well as promote literacy which is so very important. 

There are many places online to join the fun and hear stories read aloud; however, you can also cozy up at home and enjoy reading books of your choice. I will definitely be doing so!

What books will you pick to read today? I would love to hear how you are spending your World Read Aloud Day.

Sunday, January 1, 2023

Here We Go...


'Tis the season to kick off StoryStorm 2023. 30 ideas in 31 days. It is such an awesome way to kick off the new year and renew one's motivation and writer's focus. Thank you, Tara Lazar, for this month of inspiration.

To learn more, visit Tara's blog at

Saturday, December 24, 2022

Happy Holidays


I wanted to take this opportunity to say Happy Holidays. I will be taking this time to spend with my family as my chickadees are all home in the nest for the time being. 

Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. May 2023 bring you much happiness, good health and well-being. May the many blessings of the season be plentiful for you and yours.

Thursday, December 15, 2022


"The writer builds, creates a world the reader doesn’t want to leave.

When that happens, it’s magic."—Stephen King

I saw this quote recently, and it really hit home, both as a writer and a reader. 


As an author, it is always my goal to create a story a reader wants to read over and over again. As a reader, I love to lose myself in the world a writer creates and have done so time and time again over the course of my life. 

If you are inclined, I would love to hear which books have engulfed you and made you hate to reach the end.

Thursday, November 24, 2022

Happy Thanksgiving


Wishing you all a very healthy and happy Thanksgiving holiday full of bountiful blessings. I am thankful for each and every one of you. Safe travels and enjoy your time spent with family and friends.