Well this was cool!

Well this was cool!

When I picked up my mail last week I received a large envelope. Inside was a copy of the Kirkus Reviews magazine, The Best Books of 2015 and The Best 100 Indie Books of the Year, Special Issue. With anticipation, I turned the pages reading what they had to say about the year’s most promising reads. When I reached page 194 I smiled.  Sock Monster had made the cut. I still haven’t received the coveted star review from Kirkus, but someday I...

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Sock Monster’s First Big 5 Star Review

Sock Monster’s First Big 5 Star Review

I am counting down the weeks to the release of my very first picture book, Sock Monster. The process of writing a picture book has been humbling to say the least. Every one of the 272 words needed to count. Picture books are traditionally only allowed 300 words. Let’s just say I found writing a full 50,000 plus word novel far easier. That being said, when I received this review last week I nearly wept. I love Readers’ Favorite...

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Reviews, the Good the Bad and the Funny

Reviews, the Good the Bad and the Funny

Book reviews are always a tedious affair. I am lucky enough to have more positive reviews than negative and that is something today when everyone thinks they are a critic. Let me share three of my favorite questionable critiques, in hopes of making you laugh a bit too. If you are familiar with my writing you will know that the main characters in the Lakeview Novel Series are based off our three daughters and that I use their names for the...

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