Friday, November 23, 2012

A Magic Carpet Ride. . .

Like it or not, the holiday season is upon us.

I may be prejudiced, but as a writer I feel that books
make the best gifts ever - especially for children.

So give them

 A ticket to their own
Magic Carpet Ride

   Fun, adventure, and a lifetime of reading enjoyment.


No surfing needed.

(All 13 books listed with direct purchase links)

My writing is a habit I can't kick - an addiction if you will.  To not write is unthinkable!  Over the years my best stories came to me in the middle of the night. They had me creeping into the bathroom to write them down before they became lost, along with my other dreams. 

Some flowed into my computer as smooth and easy as honey on hot toast. Others were stubborn, difficult, or just plain antsy.  I had to cajole, threaten and bribe the characters to stick with the program - MY program. I won some and I last some.  Yet however the story finally ended, I fell in love with it.  I even admit that the characters sometimes had better plot ideas than I.  Shush. . . don't spread that around, mates.

I wrote each story with the idea of HOOKING kids on reading. Teach a child to love books at an early age, and you make them into lifelong readers.  And the way to do that is to read them books that have giggles, fun, adventure, love,  and that unique WOW factor that makes them into re-readable favorites.

   I love each book I wrote, and I am hoping to
make converts out of YOU!

Some clues about my books.

Catchy rhymes that help and encourage kids with dyslexia.
Sneaky rhyming that shows how sudden BIG change can really
mess with a child.  Two fun reads that come with helpful parent/teacher guides.

Boy type rhymes
that offerer just the right helping of yucky BOY stuff.

Then came WILD and WONDERFUL!
7 rhyming stories that tell about critters from the US and Australia.
Fun, educational, and full of real facts.

My Young Teen reads:
A coming of age adventure set in the Aussie Outback.
Blimey, whoda thunk that a sulfur crested cockatoo named Claude could become
such a great character, along with a young aboriginal boy called Taconi,
+ a  Man Ceremony, a bunch of  witchetty grubs, and a freaked out emu.
coming soon
Featuring the grandchildren of Taconi and the Boss, in a fight to survive an outback
walkabout, a crazed Medicine Man, and sibling rivalry that begins
with a lie and expands to threaten friendship and family.

 A ghost with a determination to make her killer pay, has searched forty years for help.
Frannie James is her last chance.  The ghost, and her giant arachnid "familiar,"
are hard to resist.  Add a twin brother, a missing Mom, a few e-mails, and a handy
frying pan.  Killer is caught!

If these tantalizing story tit-bits don't whet your reading appetite. . .
nothing will! 

For those who like to sample before they buy,
a  "Sneak Peek" inside 8 of my latest books.

Oh, and I guess I should throw
in a cover or two -
just to make it interesting.



A taste of 13 different covers.
Kindle - Amazon - Powell's Books - Nook -
Publisher - Autographed WEBSITE



for YOU!

My Memoir
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