School Visit – Ocracoke!

I had a wonderful school visit with the fourth and fifth-graders of Ocracoke School on Ocracoke Island, NC. The kids were fantastic. So were the teachers and parents – including Ms. Sundae Horn who wrote an article about the visit for the Ocracoke Current. I got to eat a delicious lunch from Eduardo’s with everyone.


Also, I was much impressed with the hearts the students made for the visit. The visit was in February around Valentine’s Day.

It was a lovely visit. I hope the kids will decide to write, write, write, and that everyone enjoyed it as much as I did.


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Old dogs and new.

Very sadly, my and my mother’s dogs passed away last year about 6 months apart. They were old – Sally was almost fifteen-years-old and Simon was just shy of seventeen-years-old.  They’ve both been part of the family for a long time and were very good dogs so it was heart-breaking to lose them.

Here’s Sally!

pics from phone 299

And here’s old man Simon:


We waited a few months, but we’ve gotten a new puppy – Bailey Ball. He’s smart. And sweet. And a bit of a monster – hopefully he’ll grow out of that! He’s also pretty adorable.



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Realm Breaker is out today!

My final book in the Last Dragon Charmer series is available today! That means that all three books are ready to be read!

LDC3RealmBreaker Cover Art

That’s all for now!kermit

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VILLAIN KEEPER ebook on sale!

Click on the cover to get a copy of the first book in the series!



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QUEST MAKER paperback is available today!

Today is pub day for the paperback for QUEST MAKER (The Last Dragon Charmer #2), and the paperbacks look great. Copies can be ordered at your local independent bookstore (see list to the left), AmazonB&N, and wherever books are sold!


Not only that, there is a sneak peek  – the first 15 pages – of book three, REALM BREAKER, in the back. And there is some lightning.

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Spellbound Children’s Bookshop on March 10th!

I’ll be at Spellbound Children’s Bookshop on March 10th at 6pm for fun, games, sneak peeks, and pizza! Come join the party. Hope to see you all in Asheville.

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Happy New Year 2017


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January 4, 2017 · 11:56 pm

NC Renaissance Fair – November 12-13th.

Carolina Renaissance Festival

I will be at the Annual NC Renaissance Festival on November 12-13th for the Time Traveler’s Weekend with Park Road Books! There will be feasting, jousting, fun, and, of course, BOOKS! Click on the banner above for more info.


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Book Blast – SCBWI

Check out the latest book blasts via SCBWI (Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators)!!! Click on the covers to see the  blast for VILLAIN KEEPER and for QUEST MAKER.

Here is the wonderful cover to VILLAIN KEEPER   quest-maker-cover

To browse all of the book blasts check out this link.


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Happy National Book Lover’s Day!

This same thing happens to me every time I open a book.


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