Books and Authors

I Found My Agent at the Mall

I’m really not much of a mall shopper.  I tend to gravitate toward small shops and neighborhood stores.  But there’s something so wonderful, so magical about the mall – any mall – at Christmastime, I could spend hours there.  From Santa’s house to a Winter Wonderland to the massive ornaments and decorations, I don’t need to spend […]

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I may be more like the cattle on my farm than I dare to admit.  It’s taken me a couple of weeks to ruminate and digest all that I took in at the 2010 SCBWI Confernce in Los Angeles.  I’m at a disadvantage to my bovine friends, as I possess only one stomach.  And, unfortunately, […]

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The Beef Princess of Practical County

This blog evolved from the publication of my first novel, THE BEEF PRINCESS OF PRACTICAL COUNTY.  It’s a middle grade novel for readers age 9 to adult.   It was released in hardcover in April 2009 by Delacorte Press, an imprint of Random House Children’s Books.  The paperback release is set for Summer 2010.  I needed […]

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