Wisconsin Librarians Conference 2017

The Wisconsin Chapter of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators set up a booth at this year's annual librarian conference. Not only was it great to meet librarians and tell them about our organization, but also to meet other Wisconsin authors!

Giving away 50 copies of Locked Doors!

Share this PostOn Thursday, October 19th I will be volunteering for at the Wisconsin chapter of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators exhibit booth at the Wisconsin Library Association annual conference. Let your Wisconsin children librarians know that I will be giving away 50 copies of Locked Doors, the newest Pameroy Mystery set in central Wisconsin! Please encourage any Wisconsin ...

NOVEMBER BARNES & NOBLE BOOK SIGNING

Thank you to the friends, family, and customers who braved the cold, rainy November day  to join me at Barnes & Noble in Oakbrook, Illinois for my book signing. The York Township High School musicians performed beautiful Christmas music and raised money for the York Music Boosters.

Book signing at Barnes & Noble, Oak Brook, Illinois

Grateful to the York Music Boosters for inviting me to share in their book fair fundraiser at the Oak Brook Center in Oak Brook, Illinois. Great way to start the holiday season on Monday, November 28, 2016.

Using photographs for inspiration

In writing I often use photographs for inspiration. In Haunted Hills, the newest Pameroy Mystery, the character of Tod, who we met in Watched Places, reappears. He will be working with a group of actors doing reenactments of scenes from the early years of Deadwood. They perform on Main Street and take us back to the late 1880’s when Deadwood was a wild …

Watched Places book launch party…

Excited to be invited to hold the book launch of the newest Pameroy Mystery, Watched Places right in the home where the story is set! The Swift-Coles Historic Home is a beautiful tidewater mansion located in Bon Secour, Alabama. The event will be held on Sunday, June 5th from 1:00 to 3:00pm. Grab a map and take a self-guided tour of the house …

Spider’s web…

  “Fiction is like a spider’s web, attached ever so lightly perhaps, but still attached to life at all four corners.” Virginia Woolf

Writing tree

Decision to write a middle grade/preteen mystery series…check. Write and publish the first book…check. Learn techie things…check. Wade through social media and marketing basics…check. Writing tree planted!