As an author, speaker, publisher, and photographer, I am thrilled to bring you Ten
Story Books, where fun stories and adventurous tales are created for readers of all ages. With a dash of whimsy and a sprinkle of fun, TSB brings you new, classic picture books to tickle the funny bone and fascinate for years to come. With our novels, we introduce characters that you’ll cheer for as they face challenges and obstacles and fight to overcome all the odds. My school visits bring these stories to life for students, inspiring them to read and create masterpieces of their own. Check out the books and our reviews, and thanks for stopping by!
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A little bit about Muffet…
Having been born and raised in Georgia, I love all things southern – grits, “y’all,” and that famous southern drawl. After graduating from Emory University, I followed my sister to Texas and a year later had an MBA in hand from Southern Methodist University.
I worked as a financial analyst, dabbled in golf, and a few years later met my husband, Eric. In 2000, we moved to Arizona and I fell in love with all things desert – saguaros, prickly pears, the laid-back people, and learning to say “But it’s a dry heat!”
It was during my years in Arizona that I became a professional photographer, capturing the world through the lens of a camera and winning several awards along the way. My photos have been featured on CD covers, appeared in Nature’s Best Photography magazine, and have been award-winners in the Windland Smith Rice International Awards. At gallery shows, I soon found I loved telling people about the photos and the crazy stories behind them and realized my inner storyteller was yearning to be set free.
After a move back to Texas, I started writing books and joined the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI). My books include the Miss Muffet & Bitsy series and historical novel Moon Tears. Additionally, I write contemporary romance for the adult market under the pen name, Cadia Cox. I began Ten Story Books and became a speaker, publisher and consultant as well.
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And in case you were wondering…
I have two tuffets, love curds and whey (a.k.a. cottage cheese – yummm!), and although I still harbor a fear of spiders to this day, I do safely rescue any critters I find inside and relocate them to the nice, green, leafy bushes outside my front door!
Here are a few of my favorite things…
Sneaking as much chocolate as I can
Curling up with a good book
Getting lost in the Smithsonian
Roller coasters and other fast things
Escaping to the ocean
Dogs– any kind!
Cats – any kind!
Horses – any kind!
Guinea pigs – any kind!
Turtles (sea and land) – any kind!
Travel – any kind!
… you get the idea!
And a few things you might not know about me (drumroll please!)…
I always wanted a hammock but thought it had to be outside until I read a book about someone who had one inside her house. Now so do I, and it’s my favorite “thinking” place, not to mention the most popular spot in my house!
Several years ago, I appeared in seven Stein Mart national television commercials, one of which highlighted several of my photographs!
Also, I played competitive tennis in my younger days, and last year (thanks to my sister!) I was able to play with my all-time favorite tennis player, my tennis idol, Mats Wilander!
Picture Book Collaboration
I met Cindy Rodella Purdy at a Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators event after which we became fast friends and teamed up to combine our talents as writer and illustrator to provide memorable new classic picture books. We are both overgrown kids who love to create! Click here to read more about Cindy!
In addition to creating light-hearted, fun picture books, I enjoy crafting novels that readers can’t put down. For another look into my love of travel, photos, and most recently it seems, food, please visit my blogs at www.tenstorybooks.com/blog, www.pencamerapassport.com and my photography website at www.muffetfrischephoto.com. Follow me on twitter at @muffetfrische and on my Ten Story Books facebook page.