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I am reblogging this from last Tuesday to showcase my books again as Holiday gift ideas.
Thanks for reading!


With Thanksgiving this week and Black Friday kicking off the holiday shopping season it’s time to start gathering your gifts.

Might I suggest…

To make your child laugh…

Oh Eggs!is great for the toddler age child but also fun for the beginning reader in your life.

          Book description: A silly little rhyming book about a messy baby.

Excerpt:  “Oh yak, eggs on my back.

Oh what, eggs on my butt!”

This book is sure to make them giggle and can be purchased at:


To inspire a sense of environmentalism in your child…

Our Home,The Earthis a picture book for any age child and the perfect gift for a teacher to use in the classroom!

          Book description: As adults we wish to leave the world a better place… Part of that legacy includes how well we teach children to care for the Earth and how deeply…

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Our Home, The Earth e-book $1.99

Our Home, The Earth is now available online as an e-book through Amazon.com Kindle Store for only $1.99.

This is a first for me to have one of my books in an electronic format and I am so happy to be able to offer it to you at such a great price!

Purchase it here as an e-book:


And to preview it or purchase it as a printed book:

The cover of Our Home, The Earth

Here is the final draft for the cover of Our Home, The Earth:

The back description reads:

As adults we wish to leave the world a better place…

Part of that legacy includes how well we teach children to care for the Earth and how deeply they understand why it is important. Our Home, The Earth covers all the bases through a fun and informative dialogue that a mother shares with her son when they stop for a snack and a chat in their neighborhood park after spying a stray piece of garbage.

Next week I will post a preview of the first pages of the book.

Thank you for your interest in my writing and for your time and attention.


Fun Photo Editing Website!

Our Home, The Earth my fourth children’s book has been sent off to print!

In editing the images for the illustrations my niece had told me about a great website where you can really get creative with your pictures. It is so easy! Check it out at http://www.picmonkey.com

Here is the cover of my book:

But this is what I started with:

And from here you can do this:

Or this:

How about this:

Or maybe this:

Really I could go on and on, but seriously it’s so easy! Just go to the website http://www.picmonkey.com/. Click on “Edit a Photo,” pick an image file from your computer that you would like to enhance, and go for it.

Have fun!