Category: Middle Grade/ Teens/ YA

What to Expect When You’re Expecting–a BOOK part4–First Trimester

Guess what? This Thursday blog is late because THE BABY ARRIVED!!!! Woo-hooo!!!! My apologies for those of you waiting for the next installment of the continuing saga of book-parents, but I’ve been doing a lot of cooing and oohing instead of blogging. Thank you to the amazing A-team (Amy Lennex & Audrey Mitnick) at Sleeping… Read more »

What to Expect When You’re Expecting–a BOOK! part3

Yes, my friends, it’s been a busy baby summer, what with the birth of THE royal baby Prince George,  THE directionally-challenged-at-birth baby North West, and we’re all agosh waiting for the birth of Labor Day actress, Kate Winslet’s 3rd / aka the first with 3rd husband Ned Rocknroll–just to see what they’ll name it, right?… Read more »

What to Expect When You’re Expecting–a BOOK! part2

Misconceptions. Anxiety over life changes. Today Show appearances–not.   Welcome to installment #2 of my new blog series!  Here’s the Dealey: Every Thursday for the next few months, authors–aka book-Moms and book-Dads, both new “parents” and veterans–will stop by and share their thoughts on the publication process: from conception worries (and misconceptions), to “sonogram” glimpses… Read more »

What To Expect When You’re Expecting–a BOOK!

We’re expecting–BOOKS! Call me crazy, but the last few weeks before the September release of my picture book, DECK THE WALLS (Sleeping Bear Press) remind me of the long-anticipated wait for the birth of our daughter–without the “beached whale” feeling. (Thank goodness!) So, in honor of Labor Day–yes, I realize it’s not a celebration of… Read more »

“Two roads diverged…” an Interview with Author Elaine Russell

Catching Elaine Russell in one place long enough to interview her is a celebration in itself. In between her travels to Thailand, Spain, Kauai, New York, Argentina, and California (all this year), she shared her journey as an author. In the past few months, not only has Russell released the second book in her middle… Read more »