Thursday, December 31, 2015

Happy New Year

Wishing you all a healthy, happy and prosperous 2016.  May your ideas be many, your words be prolific and your writing be fruitful!

“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.”                        

C.S. Lewis

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Merry Christmas

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a blessed holiday season! Stay safe and well if traveling and enjoy the time spent with family and friends.

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Little Bug Review

Barbara Bockman's review of Little Bug is up on her blog if you would like to pop over and read her very kind words or learn more about Barbara and her books.  Visit her blog at

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Book Review: BonBon

I am happy to share my review of Barbara Bockman's new children's picture book, BonBon.  It is a delightful story.

Title: BonBon
Category: Children’s Picture Book
Author: Barbara Bockman
Illustrator: Eugene Ruble
Print ISBN: 9781616337032
eBook ISBN: 9781616337049
Published: Guardian Angel Publishing, September 2015

BonBon is a toy French Poodle living in the Twice Loved Toy Shop (what a great name!) in Paris, France. From the very beginning of Bockman’s story, we can feel BonBon’s heartfelt longing to be chosen as someone’s special toy. Will her wish come true?

We see many beautiful and historic places in this story—the Eiffel Tower, Cathedral of Notre Dame, Arc de Triomphe, Moulin Rouge—as BonBon’s friends discuss landmarks they’ve “seen” in their lives. But BonBon just wants to be noticed and decides she must practice patience. Despite ongoing challenges like being hidden behind bigger toys in the window, luck prevails and BonBon is spotted by a little girl looking for her Paris keepsake.  Will she convince her mom that BonBon is the perfect souvenir?

Eugene Ruble’s detailed illustrations are beautiful and bring BonBon and her story to life. BonBon is a lovely story that is sure to delight young readers.

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** Please Note:  I do not receive monetary compensation nor any other incentive for my reviews.

Friday, December 4, 2015

Eeny, meeny, miny, moe...

Picture book ideas overflow.

Which one will it be...

Stay tuned here, and you will see!

Thank you, Tara Lazar, for the wonderful motivation.  I am excited to explore the possibilities generated throughout the month of November with your PiBoIdMo challenge!

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

SCBWI Book Launch Party

The SCBWI Book Launch Party goes live today!  You can find my children's picture book, Little Bug, as well as lots of other great books released in 2015. 

Come join the fun on my Book Launch Page at   

Check out my contest details and help name Little Bug.  The winner receives a free autographed copy in time for the holidays.

Start or continue your holiday shopping with a terrific selection of children's books.  Hope to see you there!