A Real Life Katie Shaeffer

Though this does not count as inspiration for the book, here’s a great example of a real life Katie Shaeffer.  One of my preschoolers, age 5, wanted to bring something for show and tell and it could not be a toy.  He and his Mom showed incredible initiative, resourcefulness and creativity to visit the beach,Continue reading “A Real Life Katie Shaeffer”

Happy Book Birthday, Katie Shaeffer!

Katie Shaeffer is too young to use the stove. Katie is also an avid collector. She has just one wish. One dream. One desire.  Katie wants to make golden brown, fluffy as a cloud, perfectly round PANCAKES all by herself. Enjoy this charming story and find out how Katie and her friend Baxter find a way toContinue reading “Happy Book Birthday, Katie Shaeffer!”

Relax and Read

I am pleased to announce that my first big book order arrived this week!  I now have a copy at the preschool; here’s a small fry enjoying Katie Shaeffer Pancake Maker at the end of the day.  It feels just amazing to see a child enjoying my book 🙂 Katie Shaeffer Pancake Maker will be released April 24, 2017.  OrderContinue reading “Relax and Read”

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”

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!”