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Bandana Buddies ~ Rascal’s Trip Update

Now 95% finished with the illustrations – unless I decide to redo one. All that’s left is the two-page map. I’m looking forward to attending two conferences this fall, and working with professionals to get the books ready.

Here’s a snippet from Rascal’s Trip:

Rascal spun around and around, bumping into broken bits of trees in the swirling wind. Closing his eyes, he curled his legs up as tightly as he could and covered his face with his paws. The wind screamed and whistled around him. He covered his ears to block out the unwanted noise.

Suddenly, the wind dropped him. The soft needles and sturdy branches of a young pine tree hugged him as he landed. Dazed, he looked around him, his eyes as wide as saucers to take in his surroundings.


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A Snippet From Bandana Buddies – Rascal’s Trip

The writing part is close to finished; just editing left to do. Here’s a sample from the book:

It blew and blew and nothing could stop it except the rocks on the sides of the ravine. Even the big trees were creaking and groaning as if in pain. Snap! A large branch broke and fell behind of him. “Mom!” Rascal yelled. But he was too far away for Mom to hear. “Stop!” he screamed at the storm.


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Writer’s Education Overload!


After the Mid-Continent Public Library’s Writer’s weekend (4 workshops), and HACWN’s Conference (9 workshops), and SCBWI’s Conference (4 workshops), I am in a bit of a stall pattern with writing. I’m going to take some time to absorb and study the craft of writing before I work on my next book. ~Feeling like it will be completely different right now. So, I’m reading, studying, still practicing watercolor painting, and contemplating the direction to take. Have a great month – and Happy Thanksgiving!

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They’re Here!

Today I received my book in print! Such a memorable day – to see the product of months and months of work. I want to express my gratefulness to everyone who helped make this a reality. I hope kids will enjoy this little story for many, many years. Now, to polish up book two: Night of the Coon. 

If you would like a copy of Night Rescue, please click on the Bookshop link in the menu. Very simple.


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Well, it’s official!

Today I officially signed up for the publishing of Bandana Buddies – Night Rescue. I’m really looking forward to seeing it as a physical book soon. In a couple of weeks, I will have a link to my BookShop where you can purchase it if you like. It will also be available in bookstores, the library, and Amazon. I’ll post again when the Shop goes live. See you soon!

Title Page & Back Cover

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