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B&N Summer reading program continues. So many great books so little time! Young readers grades 1-6 can earn a free book through the Barnes & Noble Summer Reading program! Learn more: #BNSummerReading While I’m proud that my book, President of the Whole Fifth Grade is on the list, I know there are many other great books waiting for you. No matter what your taste … Continue reading IS YOUR CHILD READING READY?


With five days until my birthday, my wish is for you to remember these every day heroes. Old Navy’s latest tv campaign is awash in color, style and substance. The new “We Are We” campaign celebrates five young activists speaking out for change. According to Campaign Online (Lindsey Stein), the tv and digital spots will feature five people actively involved in making the world a … Continue reading 5 REASONS TO CELEBRATE YOUNG ACTIVISTS

A Writer’s Delight!

Serendipity is a beautiful thing! An unexpected email led to a delightful afternoon. Hometown grandmother Nancy knew I grew up in Michigan and wondered if I’d autograph a book for her granddaughter visiting from Washington state. Then she realized I now lived in Florida. She expressed how much her daughter loved her new book, President of the Whole Sixth Grade—Girl Code. Well, just so happened … Continue reading A Writer’s Delight!


Girl Code—the latest in the Brianna Justice series. Our sixth-grade heroine has set aside her mixing bowls to pursue a new dream—TV anchorwoman. However, when she winds up working for a print newspaper in Detroit with her new mentor, Brianna soon learns that much like baking, great journalism requires the right balance of ingredients. Is she up to the challenge of staring down prejudicial stereotypes—especially … Continue reading HAPPY BOOK BIRTHDAY TO…