Happy Coloring Book Day!

It’s National Coloring Book Day, and Cindy and I are celebrating our whimsical coloring and picture book, “There’s A Bug In My Rug!” Pick up a copy today for all those you know who like to color, and let the fun begin!¬† Click here to find it on Amazon!

We are working on several more books in the coloring book series, so stay tuned for more adventures to come!

Muffet Frische & Cindy Rodella-Purdy announce the release of their first ALL-IN-ONE Coloring Book and Picture Book: There’s A Bug In My Rug!

FRESH OFF THE PRESSES AND NOW RELEASED:

THERE’S A BUG IN MY RUG!

UGH! There’s a bug in my rug!

Where did this crazy bug come from? And how did it get here?

This first book in Ten Story Books’ “Color-Me-A-Story” series brings you an ALL-IN-ONE coloring and picture book for young children.

The engaging story keeps children entertained while helping them build early phonics skills by incorporating words that share the same spelling pattern.

Inside are thirty-two beautifully illustrated pages full of fun and frolic.

The book includes an easy-to-read font for early readers, and “BUILD-A-BUG,” a drawing activity after the story!

Have your kids pick up their favorite crayons, colored pencils, and markers, and unleash their creativity!

Click HERE to order your copy from Amazon.com!

“Miss Muffet & Bitsy: A Birthday Party” Now Available!

I am excited to announce that the second edition of the introductory book in the Miss Muffet & Bitsy series has been released!

Along with¬†a new name, the rerelease of the original book¬†contains a new fun kids’ craft after the story for the kiddos! You can find¬†the¬†book in paperback¬†on Amazon by clicking here.

Hope you enjoy it, and please leave a review on Amazon if you can! Thanks so much, and happy reading! ūüôā

Muffet

Moments to Treasure

Exciting visit to J.L Boren Elementary!
Exciting visit to J.L Boren Elementary!

Inspiring young minds to read and write is a feeling like no other.

Yesterday, I was honored to present to five grades at J. L Boren Elementary in Mansfield, Texas. A shout-out goes to their amazing librarian, Kristy Moore, who did a fabulous job setting up the day-long event and was a gracious hostess.

Two moments during the day will remain in my mind forever.

The first was when a second-grader came to the library during lunch, about an hour after¬†I had presented to her class. She brought¬†with her¬†the¬†first book she had ever written, which she wrote in class after hearing me speak. She said she was inspired to write it after hearing me talk about writing and my books. The sweetheart had stapled all the pages¬†together and read her “first book” to Kristy and me. Talk about warming the heart!

The next “forever” moment came when a young third-grader brought her mom in after school to purchase one of my books. She said that I had inspired her to start reading, and she couldn’t wait to start reading my novel!

Words can’t¬†express how much the heart-felt words of¬†these two darling children meant to me. I am truly honored to play a small part in inspiring these¬†kids to read and write. Priceless!

French Toast makes Everything Better!

 

October and November¬†have been¬†jam-packed with seminars, book events, and writer workshops. I met so many wonderful people and appreciate them coming to hear me speak. I gave a picture book writers’ workshop at the Skillman Library, a full-day self-publishing workshop for SCBWI North Texas, and a talk on Moon Tears to the wonderful ladies of the Carrollton, Texas¬†Daughters of the American Revolution¬†chapter. And that was just one week! Shortly following these talks, I participated in The Magical World of Art and Story: North Texas Children and Teen Literary Showcase and Gallery Show in Plano. Needless to say, after weeks of non-stop preparation and events, I needed a break. A dear group of ladies invited me to a “Writer’s Retreat” in East Texas, and our hostess spoiled us with her amazing meals. My favorite, I must say, was her French Toast. She paired it with organic French-Canadian maple syrup, pure melted butter, and dusted her masterpiece with just the right amount of powdered sugar. Heaven!

JUST RELEASED! My latest picture book with illustrator Cindy Rodella Purdy – Miss Muffet & Bitsy: A Snow Day!

JUST IN TIME FOR THE HOLIDAYS!

“MISS MUFFET & BITSY: A SNOW DAY” is¬†NOW AVAILABLE!

I am so thrilled to see “Snow Day” in print! Cindy knocked it out of the park with her illustrations, and after¬†more than¬†a year of work, we are excited to share it with you!

This is the second book in the¬†‚ÄúMiss Muffet & Bitsy‚ÄĚ picture book series and is a fun holiday adventure. Miss Muffet and her best little spider friend, Bitsy, love snow days. They plan the perfect snow party and invite all their friends, but what will happen when everything goes topsy-turvy? Join us this holiday season to find out what happens!

Kids will fall in love with this new holiday classic!

Please click here to pick up your copy, and let me know what you think of the story! Happy reading!

 

Hammock “Read-of-the-Week” – Make Way For Ducklings

Robert McCloskey’s classic, Make Way For Ducklings, continues to be one of my all-time favorite children’s books, probably because my mom read it to my sister and me on a regular basis when we were young. Each time I come across a duck family¬†attempting to cross the road (as happens occasionally near our neighborhood), I¬†pull over¬†and watch as they waddle toward a nearby¬†creek or pond. Inevitably, this book springs to mind, and when I¬†return home, I pull out the copy my mom used to read and hope that the family I saw has as good a life in their pond as Mr. and Mrs. Mallard. McCloskey’s drawings are timeless, and the expressions¬†he gives the family are priceless. Make Way For Ducklings is a gem for all generations! Happy hammock reading!