Monday, May 26, 2014

God Bless America

 As we pause today to give thanks and remember, I am grateful to all who have and continue to serve.  Stay safe and be well. 

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Friday, May 16, 2014

I read a wonderful quote in my writer's calendar this morning.  It speaks to what draws me as both a writer and reader.  Gustave Flaubert says...

"It's a delicious thing to write.  To be no longer yourself but to move in an entire universe of your own creating."

I was an avid reader as a child (and still am) and loved being pulled into the world created by whatever book I was reading at the time.  It lit a fire in me to strive to create similar excitement in kids reading my own books one day.  There is nothing quite like entering a whole new world when opening a book and turning to the first page.  I still love that feeling and know I always will.

While my books thus far are children's picture books (book signing for the first tomorrow--WOO HOO!), I hope to foster excitement in both the kids and parents reading to them as they turn the page, and someday for the older readers in the chapter books floating around in my head begging to be written.

How do you go about creating your new universe for the reader?

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Without further ado...

The May issue of Guardian Angel Kids eZine is available for your viewing pleasure.


Feather Art GAK reporting

Elephant Paints Video



Patchwork Art by Debra Mayhew



Maya, the Elephant Who Loved to Paint by Shari L Klase



Trash No More by Trisha Faye

The Oldest Art in the World by Donna Marie West



Leaf it to me by Trisha Faye

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Book Release


I am so excited to announce my picture book, Bedtime Kisses, is now available for purchase at 4RV Publishing.  You can find it here:

Thank you to Vivian, Aidana, Marsha and Harry for your hard work and belief in Bedtime Kisses and to Ginger for bringing my story to life with such wonderful illustrations!  I thank you all!