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New and Forthcoming


  • Inked Voices Blog, May 2019 - Retelling nursery rhymes/songs/fairy tales in a picture book format. 

  • Story Monsters, Inc. June 2019 Issue - Mention in the Reading Guide, THE REAL FARMER IN THE DELL

  • Midwest Book Review, June 2019 Issue - Review of THE REAL FARMER IN THE DELL

  • The 3rd "Pitch It to Me" Challenge on The Wonder of Words Blog! June 2019. 



05/08/2019 - Reading/school visit at Children's Montessori School, Georgetown, Kentucky.


05/09/2019 - Reading/school visit for first graders at SPPS Short Street Campus, Lexington, Kentucky.



05/2019 - Story Monsters Approved! Award - THE REAL FARMER IN THE DELL

03/2019 - Five Star Review from Readers' Favorite Awards - THE REAL FARMER IN THE DELL


09/2018 - Historical fiction manuscript, THE PRESIDENT'S COW, wins Rate Your Story's annual "Awesome Openers" Writing Contest in the Fiction Picture Book category. 

Older Blog Posts and Events (* indicates those written by me):



04/30/2019 - Susanna Leonard Hill's Blog - Tuesday Debut, THE REAL FARMER IN THE DELL. 


04/29/2019 - *Book Blastoff Blog - From Inspiration to Submission: A Study in Emoji's

04/29/2019 - Official book launch party for THE REAL FARMER IN THE DELL, with reading and book signing at SPPS Short Street Campus, Lexington, Kentucky.

04/22/2019 - *Manju Howard's Blog - How to Stay (Mostly) Sane While Working Towards Publication.


04/16/2019 - Reading and school visit at CCC Development Center, Lexington, Kentucky.


04/11/2019 - NEW DATE! Literacy Night at Growing Together Preschool, Lexington, Kentucky.


04/08/2019 - Writing & Illustrating, Kathy Temean's Blog - Debut Book Giveaway.


03/22/2019 - Book Blastoff Blog - PB Debut Interview & Fun Facts

03/18/2019 - Melissa Stoller's Blog - Three Question Creativity Interview. 


03/16/2019 - *The Wonder of Words Blog - Third "Pitch It to Me" Challenge.


03/09/2019 - Writers' Rumpus Blog - My, My March! March Debuts. 


03/01/2019 - *The Wonder of Words Blog - PB Debut & How 'What Ifs Inspire Creativity'


02/06/2019 - *New in '19 Blog - A Not-So-Ordinary Path to Publication.


12/15/2018 - *The Wonder of Words Blog - Second "Pitch It to Me" Challenge.


11/27/2018 - Matthew C. Winner's Blog - #Newin19 Share Favorite Childhood Picture Books.


09/15/2018 - *The Wonder of Words - First "Pitch It to Me" Challenge.