The Great American Read

  The Great American Read is a nationwide Public Broadcasting System (PBS) initiative exploring and celebrating the power of reading, through the prism of 100 best-loved books, according to the website. The 100 books were selected through a national survey. About 7,200 people participated. The series is designed to get people reading! Meredith Vieira, 14-time […]

Untitled Town Book and Author Festival was a huge success!

Don’t miss the great Untitled Town photos below! Don’t you love it when organizers of a book festival are setting the pace for the entire region with only their second festival? That’s true for Wendy Wimmer Schuchart, Alex Galt and the rest of the Untitled Town Book and Author Festival Board. I was thrilled to […]

Recapping my Early April Activities to Date

I’ve been busy promoting my novel, The Stupendous Adventures of Mighty Marty Hayes since December 2017. Of course, everything kicked into high gear in January when the advance reader copies were published. See my previous posts on February and March activities. Now onto April… Live on Today’s TMJ4 The Morning Blend Thanks to The Morning […]

Thanks to Boswell Book Company for hosting my Official Book Launch!

My official Book Launch took place at Boswell Book Company on April 12 in Milwaukee, WI! For anyone who is still awaiting publication of their first novel and the subsequent rewards, and dealing with all the frustration that goes along with it, let me assure you that it’s all worth it!   At my book […]

Book lovers, Join me in Green Bay this weekend for Untitled Town

I’m headed to Green Bay this weekend. Yes, with 25-30 inches of snow on the ground. I’m among the authors presenting at the amazing Untitled Town conference. I’ll join some well-known figures such as R.L. Stine, of Goosebumps fame, who reports that he’s afraid to come to Wisconsin! And Roxanne Gay, who speaks fearlessly. I’m […]

Recapping March Activity! It all started with the Tucson Festival of Books

I’m thrilled with all my stops in March to share The Stupendous Adventures of Mighty Marty Hayes with kids, parents, grandparents, teachers, educators, librarians, bookstore owners, and more… March began with my first visit to the third largest book festival in the country (or world), Tucson Festival of Books. About 130,000 book lovers attend the […]

Recapping Awesome February Activity!

I was excited to preview my upcoming middle grade novel, The Stupendous Adventures of Mighty Marty Hayes at the Milwaukee Comic Con in West Allis, WI. on February 24, 2018. The image of many authors, spotlights my fellow Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators who appeared at the February 8 Wisconsin State Reading Association […]

WEMTA Presentation, Multicultural Books: Critical for All Children


March 21 School Visits were a Blast!

On March 21, I visited my first two Milwaukee area schools to introduce The Stupendous Adventures of Mighty Marty Hayes to students! The students and I had a great time. In the morning, I visited Blessed Savior South in Milwaukee, thanks to Barbara Haig, a volunteer at the school who arranged the visit. I enjoyed […]

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