Collections

Katie Shaeffer would just love this tray of miscellaneous items!   It always amazes me how a simple collection of items can be so inspiring for a child.  My group of preschoolers can do amazing things with the most random objects. “Katie assembled and constructed; she glued and she taped; she stacked and she hammered, until finallyContinue reading “Collections”

Proof Copy

  Yay! Yippee! Hooray!!! Yesterday I received the proof copy of Katie Shaeffer Pancake Maker!  It sure feels like a long journey to get to this point. I am excited and nervous for the book release. Though it is possible to self publish without ordering the proof copy (I am first publishing through Ingram Spark), IContinue reading “Proof Copy”

Glitter Bottles

“Katie loved building things, she loved collecting things but most of all she loved pancakes.” –Katie Shaeffer Pancake Maker Here’s an idea for those empty water bottles you may be collecting! You will need: clear plastic bottles hot water lily white corn syrup (if you use the darker corn syrup, you won’t really see theContinue reading “Glitter Bottles”

A Book Designed to Inspire

One of the many thoughts in my mind as I was writing Katie Shaeffer, Pancake Maker involved inspiration.  I love the way that picture books can inspire children’s play and I wanted to create a picture book that would inspire children to construct their own unique creations out of free reusable items that are readily available atContinue reading “A Book Designed to Inspire”

Cover Reveal!

Yay!  I can now show you the cover for Katie Shaeffer Pancake Maker.  Hope you love it as much as I do! “What if I can use a little magic to make my pancakes?” she said to her toy horse. Katie Shaeffer Pancake Maker will be available soon! I’m just waiting now for the finalContinue reading “Cover Reveal!”

Writing Books and Hikes

Hike A hike is always a good thing for me. It starts out with promise. I love a new trail to explore accompanied by a friendly conversation as we make our way along the trail. It may be raining or sunny, warm or cold and as long as I go prepared, I am happy toContinue reading “Writing Books and Hikes”

Books About Pancakes

When I decided to write “Katie Shaeffer, Pancake Maker” I felt I could not find the just right book about pancakes to read to my preschool class.  I was in search of a pancake book because I love to read a story and then extend the story somehow and making pancakes is a favourite activity forContinue reading “Books About Pancakes”

Support Indie Authors

Supporting independent authors is something anyone who reads can do.  It costs nothing except a little of your time.  Independent authors do not have a large publishing company with a team of people devoted to marketing just one book.  They are do-it-yourself-ers.  For that reason, they just don’t have the money or the resources to getContinue reading “Support Indie Authors”