The Stubby Guide!

I’m super-excited to announce that STUBBY THE FEARLESS SQUID now has his very own Discussion and Activity Guide! It’s available as a FREE download and is squid-tastic for teachers, homeschoolers, and folks who just want to take a fun dip into the deep end of a picture book.

The guide was created by Debbie Gonzales, MFA. Deb is a career educator, curriculum consultant, author, former school administrator, and adjunct professor. I’m sure you’ll find her Stubby Study Guide to be FIN-TASTIC!

Get your Stubby Guide and check out her website in the link below:


May’s STUBBY THE FEARLESS SQUID launch party was squid-tacular! Many thanks to everyone who bravely attended! And, as always, oceans of thanks to Village Books of Fairhaven for providing the perfect venue!

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GRRREETINGS from across the pond!

I’m thrilled to be in the UK where bears are MILD and trouser-FREE! Yes, I’m calling you out, Pooh and Paddington!

Tomorrow I’ll be in Heffers Bookshop of Cambridge where a beary fun story time is planned. It’s going to be a GRRRRREAT time, for sure!


ALA Midwinter Meeting!

On January 28th I had the amazing opportunity to speak at the American Library Association’s Midwinter Meeting. It was so wonderful to finally have the chance to thank librarians for the difference they’ve made in my life.

You see, back when I was a kid my family home lacked what I craved more than even chocolate— Books! Indeed, this might have been a dire situation for a future author. However, as luck would have it, my town had a slew of superheroes! You could usually spot them by their sensible shoes, and the fact that they were fully armed with date stamps, shushes, and reams of recommendations. Yes! Librarians to the rescue!

Thank you, thank you, librarians! I am ever in your debt.


October, November, December -- Oh my!

Well, there are late bloomers and late bloggers, and alas, I’m obviously both. It seems that when it comes to writing, I am much like a dairy cow— I eat up about 100 pounds of experience every day and then sit around and chew… and chew… and chew… the cud of it before it can become something useful. Please bear… um… bovine(?)… with me.