Wednesday, November 20, 2013

FOSSIL Book Trailer

Please watch an adorable video trailer below for FOSSIL that Two Lions created in conjunction with the book's release. The video was created by Timoney Korbar, and she did an absolutely amazing job. According to Timoney, she gave each of the children a copy of FOSSIL and asked them to read it while she filmed- the children were not coached in any way. This video is one of the cutest things that I have ever seen! Having the opportunity to create books for children is one of my life's greatest blessings, and seeing this for the first time… well, I have to admit, I got a bit choked up. Thank you to Timoney and these wonderful children!

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Monday, November 18, 2013

B IS FOR BOOKS appearance: Saturday, November 30

I will be appearing at the  B IS FOR BOOKS bookstore in Orchard Park, NY on Saturday, November 30 from noon to 4pm to sign books and visit with customers.  This appearance is part of the Indies First movement supporting local independent bookstores. I am very excited to participate in this Small Business Saturday event!

Local independent bookstores play a very important role in our communities, and B IS FOR BOOKS perfectly demonstrates their value. B IS FOR BOOKS serves the greater Buffalo NY community by selling a wide assortment of books, educational toys, and gifts. This wonderful store also hosts birthday parties and provides seasonal camps centered around writing, art and books.  B IS FOR BOOKS also conducts weekly storytime and music events, and even provides fund-raising events for schools, sports teams, troops, and other organizations. The folks in Orchard Park are very fortunate to have such an active and engaged independent bookstore within their community!

To find this local treasure, please visit:

6562 E. Quaker Street
Orchard park, NY 14127
(716) 667-2383

Store hours are:
Monday: 10am-3pm
Tuesday through Friday: 10am-5:30pm
Saturday: 10am-4pm

I am very excited to visit B IS BOOKS on Saturday, November 30! I hope to see your there, and if you can't attend, PLEASE SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL INDEPENDENT BOOKSTORE!

Thursday, November 14, 2013

FOSSIL Blog Tour

Two Lions and have organized a book tour for my latest book, FOSSIL. The tour features some GREAT blog sites dedicated to children's literature. Each site was provided with a copy of the book by the publisher and directed to provide a true and honest review or conduct an interview. Many of the sites are offering a giveaway of the review copy to their readers.


Sat, Nov 9
Booking Mama

Mon, Nov 11
NC Teacher Stuff

Tues, Nov 12
Just a Little Creativity

Wed, Nov 13
There's a Book

Thurs, Nov 14

Fri, Nov 15
Kid Lit Frenzy

Mon, Nov 18
Once Upon a Story

Tues, Nov 19
The Children's Book Review

Wed, Nov 20
5 Minutes for Books

Thurs, Nov 21
Geo Librarian

Fri, Nov 22
Growing with Science

Sunday, November 10, 2013

New Britain Museum of Art FAMILY DAY EVENT- Monday, November 11th

On Monday November 11 at noon, I will be making a slide presentation and doing a book signing at the New Britain Museum of Art in conjunction with their Maurice Sendak exhibition FAMILY DAY event. Children will also have the opportunity to to decorate the museum sidewalk with chalk drawings!