BOOK REVIEW of DAKOTA CRUMB: Tiny Treasure Hunter

Hello and Happy Friday! I’m pleased to post my review of DAKOTA CRUMB: Tiny Treasure Hunter by Jamie Michalak and Kelly Murphy, published by Candlewick Press, 2021. Before I get to the review, let me put in my two cents towards the importance of reviewing the books you read. It is so easy to takeContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW of DAKOTA CRUMB: Tiny Treasure Hunter”

Author of Two Children’s Books

Hello Readers, I’m back from a summer blog break! It’s sometimes hard for me to believe but I’m now the author of two children’s books, KATIE SHAEFFER, PANCAKE MAKER and THE LULLABY MONSTERS. Huge thanks to Paula Nasmith, who did the illustration work and collaborated with me on both books! What did I do toContinue reading “Author of Two Children’s Books”

Kid Lit Village Spring Giveaway Winners Announced!

Announcing the winners of the Kid Lit Village Spring Giveaway March/April 2021.

Early Chapter Book, The Lullaby Monsters On Sale

Well, if you were thinking about getting a copy of THE LULLABY MONSTERS for a budding reader in your life, this would be a good time because Amazon has it on sale right now for only $9.40 USD. Click here to order! And if you buy the book, you need to bake monster cookies toContinue reading “Early Chapter Book, The Lullaby Monsters On Sale”

THE LULLABY MONSTERS have arrived!

Good news! I have book mail!!! THE LULLABY MONSTERS have arrived. Children will enjoy this hybrid between picture book and early reader with six short chapters. A close sibling relationship, rascally monsters and a stolen music box make for a fun-filled night time adventure. Great for children who are just learning to read. Get theContinue reading “THE LULLABY MONSTERS have arrived!”

Monster Cookies: Recipe

Here’s my recipe for Monster Cookies that’s sure to please any little monster running around your home. Recipe for Monster Cookies*note: I have tested and tweaked this recipe and it is awesome! 1/2 cup margarine1/2 cup butter3/4 cup light brown sugar3/4 cup white sugar2 eggs1 tsp vanilla extract2 cups flour1 tsp baking soda1/2 tsp bakingContinue reading “Monster Cookies: Recipe”

Summer Reading Giveaway Winners Announced!

Hello Readers! I am so excited and happy to be giving away books and to announce the winners. Pricilla Alpaugh is the winner of THE LULLABY MONSTERS by Paula Nasmith and myself. Click here to buy THE LULLABY MONSTERS. Kara Sibilia is the winner of TULIP AND DOUG by Emma Wood and Carla Martel! ClickContinue reading “Summer Reading Giveaway Winners Announced!”

Summer Picture Book Giveaway Closes Tonight at Midnight!

Hello and thanks for stopping by! My summer picture book giveaway opened on June 30th and will close tonight, July 15th at midnight Pacific time. So here’s your last chance to enter. What are the prizes, you ask? Giveaway Prizes: TULIP AND DOUG by Emma Wood and Carla Martel THE LULLABY MONSTERS by Cynthia MackeyContinue reading “Summer Picture Book Giveaway Closes Tonight at Midnight!”