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.

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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!

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And here’s old man Simon:

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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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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!

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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.