New (Virtual) Friends: Kid Book Reviewers

  The world of “kid lit”, books for young readers, is overflowing with the most generous, open, and enthusiastic people on the planet. That may sound like an opinion, but I’m convinced it’s a fact. These people devote… Read More

Save the Date: Book Birthday party for Bjorn’s Gift

What do you do on a Sunday afternoon in Wisconsin when the Green Bay Packers have a BYE week? Have a  BOOK BIRTHDAY PARTY! That’s Sunday, October 2, at 2:00. Refreshments Door prizes Save the date and come… Read More

Two-Book Giveaway (Odin’s Promise and Bjorn’s Gift) from Kid Book Reviewer

The excitement continues with this announcement from “kid-reviewers” Olivia and Oscar, new (virtual) friends and avid readers whose blog is KID BOOK REVIEWER, (Click here.)  Entering is easy-peasy, and even under-eighteens can enter with parental approval. What fun… Read More

“First Day of School”: My Interview with Todd Burleson

Tots to teens to college kids are heading off for their first day of school. Today my own “offspring”, BJORN’S GIFT, has it’s first blog post in the countdown to release day, October 5. Having that post hosted… Read More

Sequel Countdown: BJORN’S GIFT

  Start spreading the news…  beginning today. After many busy weeks, it’s time to start celebrating the launch of BJORN’S GIFT, book two in the trilogy of ODIN’S PROMISE. Stay tuned for frequent updates and details: Save the… Read More

What a Surprise Opportunity!

News to me! Amazon is currently offering a FREE Kindle version of ODIN’S PROMISE, and  I have no idea how long the offer will last. If you were hoping to read it before Book Two in the eventual… Read More

Social Justice: More than a Tagline

  I’m very excited and proud to participate in our recently launched group blog, TheStoriedPast. org.      I’m sharing the platform with three writers whose work I admire and whose friendship I value:  Stephanie Lowden, and Hilda… Read More

Author Festival News: Greendale, Wisconsin

News seems to come in bunches, and that’s especially exciting when the news is all good. A recent post announced my venture into a new group blog focused on historical fiction, interviews, and reviews (The Storied Past, here)…. Read More

Fun, Fiction, and New Friends

I knew as soon as I set foot inside this gorgeous New Berlin school that my welcome would be every bit as warm and bright as the  building itself. I was looking forward to spending a full day… Read More

World Read Aloud Day: Join the Fun for Literacy

During school visits I often tell kids that I was a born reader. I can’t take credit for that, but my parents can. They read to me, and my siblings, every night. Night after night. With interesting voices…. Read More