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!


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I am thrilled to announce the release of my first novel, Moon Tears!

Readers from 12 to 112 will enjoy this story inspired by true events!

I couldn’t be more pleased with how the book turned out and how it looks in both paperback and e-book versions. And it is available on Amazon NOW! If you’re interested in picking up a copy of this historical fiction novel, please click here for the link to the paperback version and click here for the Kindle version!  And any and all reviews are graciously welcomed! And just a quick note – I decided to publish my novels under the name M. M. Frische to differentiate from my Picture Books which are published under my name, Muffet Frische!

Here’s a summary of Moon Tears:

1941. War. It’s coming. It takes your father. It takes your mother. Life will never be the same. Not for Lou Davis.

When fog requires Japanese dignitaries to reroute their flight from San Francisco to Claret Lake, fourteen-year-old Lou becomes suspicious about the direction of the war. Two weeks later her dreams of becoming a pilot are ripped away when Pearl Harbor is attacked and an error in the 1940 census results in every male over eighteen being drafted and all the women being forced to work in factories on the coast.

Lou and her asthma are left behind—and in charge. She has a secret crush on the oldest boy left in Claret Lake, but after her parents are ripped away from her, she feels alone and abandoned. Running a town full of unruly kids is worse than a full-blown asthma attack, and the only thing she sees looming on the horizon is the enemy’s plane and a boatload of disaster. How is she supposed to save a whole town when harsh winters descend, food becomes scarce, and the enemy threatens to destroy everything she has fought so hard to protect?

Then Lou remembers the ancient legend…the legend of the moon tears. Staking her town’s survival on lore from the past, she channels her inner Amelia Earhart and takes off toward an unknown future.

Inspired by true events, Moon Tears is a coming-of-age tale—a tale of war, a tale of loss, a tale of survival.

Thanks for your support of this adventure in publishing and writing! Hope you enjoy the story! And please let me know what you think of it! Happy reading!

Muffet 🙂