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!
Miss Muffet & Bitsy is now available for sale online!
Cindy and I are so proud of the release of our first picture book and hope that it is enjoyed by kids and adults for many years to come! The journey has been a long one, but we are honored to share this book with you and the world. Here is a brief description of the story:
“Miss Muffet & Bitsy is a new picture book series in which Little Miss Muffet and the Itsy Bitsy Spider meet. In the lighthearted introductory book, Miss Muffet is terrified of spiders. It is Miss Muffet’s birthday, and her mother has invited all her friends and her new neighbor to her party. But what will happen when a spider knocks on the door? Will this be the worst birthday party ever? Join us in the first of many adventures in which friends start out with perfectly planned days and find out things don’t always go perfectly as planned. Throughout the series, Miss Muffet and Bitsy not only turn lemons into lemonade, but they turn them into rosemary-infused strawberry watermelon lemonade – a bit unexpected, yet delicious and fun! Join us in this first tale in the Miss Muffet & Bitsy series!”
Miss Muffet & Bitsy is available in both paperback and Kindle versions on Amazon! Click here to purchase from Amazon!