Five Fun Facts about my upcoming book ARRGH!

Five Fun Facts about my upcoming book ARRGH!

1.  The idea for the story started with my father, when I was ten years old. We had a 38-foot sailboat and spent our summers sailing the waters around Vancouver Island. At night he would tuck me into my bunk and tell me stories about a talking mouse and a boy named Christopher.  ARRGH! is very different from the stories my dad used to tell, but the first idea was planted in my head during these times.  2.   The ships schedule in ARRGH! is...

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On to Pirates

On to Pirates

Arrgh!!!  Can you believe that title? It makes be giggle every time I say it. Really, who can growl and keep a straight face. “Arrgh!!!” is the name of my first Middle grade book, due to release this fall; think grades 3 -6. Arrgh!!! is the story of a young orphaned boy who is kidnapped by pirates, told he may not speak, forced into hard labor on a merchant ship, befriends a talking mouse, saves a ship captain and his 13 year old daughter...

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Arrgh!!!

Arrgh!!!

We have a title! Finally I hate writing nameless manuscripts. But after months, and I mean months, of searching, my pirate book finally has a name. Arrgh!!! No, this is not an exclamation of frustration , it is my book name! What nine-year old has not growled this pirate mantra? Arrgh!!! – Is the story of Christopher, an orphan, kidnapped by pirates, who is forced to choose between saving the life of an innocent merchant ship’s captain...

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Mid Term Madness

Mid Term Madness

Oh my, what a busy week! I have spent roughly nine hours per day writing due to being on crutches after hip surgery. My editors and I finished the last of the Whisper edits, which is now off to the typesetter. I’ve been going over the last draft of my new middle grade pirate book before it goes to my editor, have finalized the title, for said book, and even started to work with designers on a cover. Things are really moving along and it is an...

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A fun new interview

A fun new interview

Recently I have done a couple of fun interviews and a book giveaways. The most current being with Avigail at Leaf Through Books. I love working with bloggers and readers. Having someone tell you that they enjoy what you wrote is the most amazing feeling. I don’t know if I can ever express my thanks enough. There are still a couple of days left in giveaway. For more information or to read Avigail’s review of Hush please click on her...

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