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Authors at the Market

Starting Wednesday, June 1, This Old Book will host Authors at the Market during the Grayslake Farmers Market from 3 – 6 pm. A different local author will appear each Wednesday in front of This Old Book at 138 Center Street. I’ll be there June 1 with copies of Edison the Christmas Elf and the Imperfect Perfect Toy (it’s never too early to start shopping for Christmas). I’ll also have free copies of the first chapters of my next book, Vanished!, scheduled for publication late this summer.

Vanished! is on the Way

“Vanished!” is on its way. Well, not until late summer. I recently signed a contract with my publisher for my second children’s book. If all goes well it will be published as a hardcover in late July, but more likely in August of this year. The book is about the adventures a young girl experiences while searching for her missing bear. Lindsay Wallen is the artist.

Authorfest 2016

Mark your calendars for July 30 for Authorfest 2016. Meet more than 25 local authors (including me) at the Round Lake Area Community Center from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. The event will have author readings, music, activities, food vendors, and more. I’ll post updates on my Facebook author page and my website. Janet Elliot, owner of This Old Book in Grayslake, is the co-chair of the event. You can find more information on the festival by visiting Facebook @authorfest.

Author-signed Copies of Edison Available

An estimated 40% of American consumers have already started Christmas shopping, but there’s no need to panic if you haven’t started. There is still time to buy a hardcover edition of Edison the Christmas Elf and the Imperfect Perfect Toy.


Edison is about an elf who dreams of making the perfect Christmas toy. He’s full of imaginative ideas, but they’re often disastrous! Every year Santa Claus waits for Edison to reveal his new idea, and every year Santa worries: just what enormous, tremendous, monstrous problem will Edison’s new toy cause next?


The book costs $18 (free shipping) from me ($19.95 on Amazon). I’ll be happy to sign and add a personal message to your copy. Just send me an email at Limited (numbered) editions are also available for $22.