Well, it's usually pretty messy. I try to keep everything I need close at hand and at ends up just being crowded. Right now, a few things on my desk are my inhaler, my plushie friend Mackenzie (made by fellow author, Melinda Kinsman), and a stack of kids' fashion magazines so I can stay up to date on styles for kids. Oh, and a toy catalog, because, why not?
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up mainly in a town near St. Louis, but we moved around a lot. I ended up living in quite a few different cities in Missouri and a few in Florida as well. St. Louis, in particular, is a melting pot. It's influenced my writing by teaching me to be more understanding and aware of other cultures. I was always asking my friends about their cultures as a kid in school!
14-year-old Mia can’t seem to stop making lists. Somehow, Michael Across The Hall gets into all of them. Before long, he and Mia are involved in a crazy adventure. And Mia’s lists now include murderous ducks and an out-of-control singing chef!
Destiny and Faith enter second grade in a school for twins. They make enemies and friends and have to step in when friends fall out. This is the least of their troubles however. When the principal has a plan to force all twins to dress alike, Destiny and Faith take a stand. There is going to be trouble - on the double.
Excuse of the Day
on July 23, 2015
I couldn't stop laughing out loud while reading this. It was perfect.
on July 23, 2015
Nicu is a little vampire with a big problem. His fangs haven't grown in yet. And everybody, including his vampire family, picks on him for it. Poor Nicu! He has to go find a special kind of tooth fairy to solve his problems. But what if he doesn't get home before dawn? You'll have to read and find out!
I was enthralled with this book from beginning to end. It has many funny moments, but also brings up the very serious issues of bullying and child abuse and can spark an important conversation. You'll fall in love with the main character Nicu who is, despite what his friends and family say about him, very lovable!
I highly recommend this book!!
Travel the World With the Numbers (The Adventures of the Numbers 2) for Kids Ages 4-7.
on Jan. 04, 2018
This is a fun little book about a group of numbers (zero through nine) who go on a trip around the world together. The photos of the different places are awesome. The numbers are repeated through out the book, which helps kids who are learning how to count.
I especially enjoyed the fact there are facts given about each place the numbers visit. The quotes of things the numbers say is a nice touch.
I would have like to see the numbers alternate between he and she, so if I were to read it out loud I would probably verbally edit. Other than that, the book is perfect.