Thursday, October 19, 2017

Pages of Fear Blog Hop

Welcome to the first ever Pages of Fear Blog Hop. It's a pre-Halloween event celebrating authors who like to fright and delight with their writing. As you progress through the twenty-eight blogs / websites, you'll learn about authors you may already know and be introduced to some new ones.

Everyone loves the opportunity to get something free so twenty-eight authors have gathered together to give ONE lucky winner signed copies of their books (one per author). You may even find other types of giveaways on their sites, so keep your eyes open. While you're looking, you'll want to locate the secret word on each site. Make a list of the words in the proper order. When you reach the final destination (, you'll find an email address. Send your list to it. The winner will be selected courtesy of


Get on your marks.

Get set.



This weekend is going to be a super busy one for me! Not only am I participating in this awesome Pages of Fear Blog Hop, but I'm also attending the Ozarks Indie Book Fest in Springfield, MO.

The event kicks off tonight with a keynote speech from Christina Benjamin followed by an awesome treasure hunt with some sweet prizes for the best hunters.

If you haven't already gotten your tickets yet, you can click on the image above and it will send you right to the ticket page, or you can buy your tickets at the door. I hope to see you there because it's going to be an amazing weekend, full of treasure (books, books and more books) plus lots of FUN!

Also, before you go, I have a couple more FANTASTIC giveaways to share with you.

First, another Spooktacular Authors Giveaway. Click the image for a chance to win some Halloween treasure.
And how about some Harry Potter treasure? Click the image and all the fun could be yours.

Good luck and I hope to see you in Springfield!


To continue the hop, please go to Stephany Wallace's site at

Did you get lost? Enter the hop at the middle? Retrace your steps here or begin the hop at Lily Luchesi's site at


Saturday, October 7, 2017

Tyrabbisaurus Rex, Finalist for the Thorpe Menn Literary Excellence Award

What an amazing day!

Tyrabbisaurus Rex was recognized as a Finalist for the Thorpe Menn Literary Excellence Award at a luncheon earlier today.

I had two of my nieces with me, which made it even more special. My youngest niece, Josie, is T-Rab's biggest fan, so she was super excited to see him honored, while my older niece, Tobi, is one of MY biggest fans, always encouraging me and asking me how my writing's going.

When I accepted the award, I thanked them both, acknowledging the very real impact they've both had on my writing. As I said in the moment, "Between the two of them, I'm definitely kept on track when it comes to my writing goals."

The other person I thanked (she was actually the first person I mentioned) was Jeanine Henning, the artist who brought to life the Tyrabbisaurus Rex character, in a way I wasn't even sure was possible when I began my search for an illustrator. I've never been so happy to have been wrong. Jeanine literally breathed life into T-Rab's character, somehow managing to showcase his enormous attitude without ever losing his utterly adorable bunniness. As I said when accepting the award, "The book wouldn't be what it is without Jeanine's amazing cover and brilliant illustrations."

The award was sponsored by the Kansas City chapter of the American Association of University Women and the Kansas City Public Library. I'll leave you with a picture of the absolutely gorgeous award they presented me with.


Saturday, September 9, 2017

Revenge of the Tiger: NOMINATION

I'm super excited to announce that my second Tyrabbisaurus Rex book, Revenge of the Tiger, was nominated for Best Children's Book by Ozarks Indie Book Fest.

What a fantastic honor!

Voting closes Sept. 15, so be sure to vote for your favorite indie books and authors before then. You can vote here.

Winners will be announced at the Ozarks Indie Book Fest on Saturday, Oct. 21. You can buy your tickets for the book festival here.

Hope to see you there!

Monday, August 28, 2017

The Trouble with Quilling (a.k.a. The Spines of Torture)

The Trouble with Quilling
(a.k.a. The Spines of Torture)
is finally here!

Meet Tessa Hedgehog.

She's one quill away from committing hedgicide. Okay, so maybe that's not a word, but it should be! If those hedgies, Alex and Brock, don't stop pestering her, she won't be responsible for her actions!

She may be little, but she's got 6,000 spines ready for action.

Now Available on Amazon

Monday, July 10, 2017

New Release: Revenge of the Tiger

Finally! A new book for T-Rab!

Available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble

Hey! Who let the tiger back in the classroom?

And why are the students
so happy to see him?
Don't they know he's up to no good,
plotting against their beloved Tyrabbisaurus Rex?

Well, it's a good thing T-Rab's got a plan 
to save the world 
from that dastardly spy of a tiger!

Warning: This book contains bunny poop, 
fierce Tyrabbisaurus Rexes 
and a rampaging Tiger-Spy. 
Read at your own risk.

Tyrabbisaurus Rex has his own Facebook page!
 Visit him at
Of course you can still find him on Twitter @tyrabbisaurus as well.

Friday, July 7, 2017

Ozarks Indie BookFest: Anthology Cover Reveal (UnderDogs) and More!

I am so excited to be an attending author at Ozarks Indie BookFest. Not just because it's a fantastic event, benefiting two amazing charities (Loving Paws Rescue and Companions for Heroes), but also because we will be launching an anthology I participated in at the event. 

It's a charity anthology, again benefiting the two charities above, and has an amazing collection of authors. You can visit their Facebook pages by clicking on their names below:

Cover Designed by The Always Amazing Jo Michaels

I hope you will consider joining me 
in the Ozarks this October. 

The event is sure to be amazing!

Tickets are available for purchase here.

Hope to see you there!

Monday, June 19, 2017

Join me in Nashville!

Revenge of the Tiger is here!
Pre-order your copy on Amazon today.
Release date is July 10.

Join me in Nashville at UTOPiA
June 22-25

Walking the Tightrope from Tween to Teen

Friday, June 23

Moderated by NY Times bestselling author, Chanda Hahn


Friday, June 23
10:00 - 2:00      3:00 - 6:00

Saturday, June 24
11:00 - 1:00      2:00 - 4:00