Posts Categorized: Books Old & New

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.

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.

New Hardcover Edition of Edison the Christmas Elf Now Available

The new hardcover edition (8 ½ X 12) of Edison the Christmas Elf and the Imperfect Perfect Toy is now available from the author (that’s me) for $19.95 with free shipping. I will sign and add a personalized inscription at no additional charge. Signed limited editions are also available for $22. If you wish to order, or if you have any questions please send an email to Edison is also available at and


Welcome to my author page

I want to introduce you to my new e-book: Edison the Christmas Elf and the Imperfect Perfect Toy. It’s the story of the unforeseen problems and consequences caused by the elf’s attempts to make the perfect Christmas toy. You can read chapter one by clicking on the Books link at the top of this page. The Books page also contains information on how to order the e-book (Amazon, Barnes & Noble, I-tunes).

Elsewhere on the site (Kid’s Zone) you’ll find free puzzles, mazes, and coloring pages that you can download and links to kid-friendly crafts and games.

You’ll find reviews of children’s books, book recommendations, and resources on encouraging children to read, and on counteracting bullying in the Parent’s Zone.

Please visit often as I will be adding new items to both the Kid’s and Parent’s Zones.

If you have any questions or suggestions about the site or the resources it contains, or if you want me to speak at an event, please use the email form on the Contact page. I do not share contact information.