Elle's Secret Wish - Unicorn Tales Book 3

Today is a very special day for me. It's nearly the one year anniversary of Callie's Magical Flight, the first book in the Unicorn Tales series! Callie released on June 25th of last year. While I had intended to release book three a little earlier this month, it felt appropriate to postpone a few weeks. After all the delays and heartache, Elle's Secret Wish, is releasing today. Yes, today! 

Eep! I'm so excited and relieved and thrilled to share it with you!

I know many readers have been asking for this book. They've been very patient at a time when they're eager to read more. It's been a labor of love to get this story ready. I had to face some really hard memories of my sweet dog. I had to force myself to work through tough things. But I did it! And I really think you're going to love it. 

A secret wish. An impossible journey. Can Elle find the courage to face her fears?

It’s Elle’s birthday and all the unicorns on the Isle of Avonlea have come to the King…

Free Books, Crafts, and Author Reading!

On Sunday I made an announcement. It was actually my very first facebook video, which was definitely stepping outside of my comfort zone.

In that video, I announced that I'd be providing free resources to all the children, teachers, parents, and educators who are now homebound because of COVID-19.

My first three videos have all featured a reading from one of my books, a fun and easy craft that is age appropriate, as well as a free copy of my book to download onto your kindle or other reading device!

I invite you to follow along on my facebook page. The videos are posted at 11 am every weekday for two weeks (March 16th- March 27th). Feel free to share the resource with friends, family, and educators.

See you there!
Stay healthy!

Selah's Stolen Dream by Susan Count

Happy March! I don't know about you, but I'm looking forward to spring and signs of it are all around me. The birds are chirping a little louder....and trying to build nests in the vents of my house. Some days are a bit warmer though not necessarily brighter. Cloudy days seem to be the harbinger of spring, usually with an accompanying rain. In fact, just the other night we had a thunderstorm!

Spring always gets me thinking about spending time outside, which makes me think of grass, and pastures, and horses. Which is one of the reasons why I'm here today.

Author Susan Count just released a new horse book! This is her fourth horse story and like the others, it's perfect for middle grade readers.

Here's some information about Susan's book, Selah's Stolen Dream:

One girl’s victory is another’s tragic defeat. Thirteen-year-old Selah’s perfect life unravels when her beloved horse is stolen. Then ten-year-old Emma buys the dream of a lifetime at a horse auction. When s…

Nadia's True Colors Cover Reveal!

It's been way too long since I had a cover reveal here. It's been equally overdue to introduce the next unicorn book in the Unicorn Tales series.

Callie's Magical Flight (book 1) released in June 2019 followed by Maeve's New Friend (book 2) in October. The cover for book 3, Elle's Secret Wish, was revealed in July but the progress stopped there. It was my intent to release all the books relatively close together but then life happened. Or rather, some sad events, including the passing of Lily, my beloved and faithful companion of 14 years. I'd written books 3 and 4 during the week of her passing, promptly closed those documents, and never reopened them.

While I tried to push myself to edit and revise, every time I attempted to open those documents, I choked on my own tears and breath. It was a painful experience and I decided it was best to let it go. Maybe the time would never be right but I'd also hoped someday my heart would heal enough to tackle those s…

Doomy Prepper wins a Gold Medal!

I hope you had an amazing weekend! I know I did.

I've been slightly delirious with awesome news. It was finally announced over the weekend, which means I can finally share it with you!

My middle-grade book, Doomy Prepper's Complete Guide: How to Survive Fifth Grade and the Apocalypse just won a first place gold medal in the Feathered Quill Book Awards Young Reader category!!

I'm just thrilled beyond measure! Not only did they have double the amount of entries from the previous year but Doomy won by a landslide!

Here are some of the judges comments:

"A fun story...this is one that should be a series" (don't worry - I plan on it!)

"This book was very well done. Definitely fun, adventurous. The Character of Doomy (and his friends) were so much fun. This title is perfect for this age group." (yay! I know I shouldn't have favorites, but if I had to choose, I would say Doomy is a top contender!)

"Hands-down th…

Get Ready for Christmas!

This month is about family time, so I won't be writing or publishing anything new. It feels nice to have a little break, to sit back and enjoy the comfort that the holiday season brings. I'll read a book or two by the fire with a nice warm mug of cocoa or maybe a chai tea latte. There must be a plate of cookies, too! It is the holiday season after all, and nothing says a cup of cheer than a goodie to go with it!

As the holidays approach, and with it a new year, I always find it an appropriate time to reflect on my blessings. From a family trip to Scotland, which included a writers conference and retreat where I made some lifelong friends, to cherished memories with loved ones, to working hard and releasing what I hope are great books, to a ten year blog readership, I feel so much gratitude! Thank you for being part of my year and part of the last decade!

Here's wishing you a wonderfully merry Christmas, a happy Hanukkah, and happy holidays! No matter what, how, or where you…

Doomy Prepper and Cinderskella Shout Out!

I wanted to give a quick shout out to this book fair happening through December 18th. Cinderskella and Doomy Prepper are on it. If you have young readers on your shopping list, there's some great books here!

Doomy Prepper is probably one of my most favorite books. He's funny and...if you didn't know...was nominated for a Cybil award! So thrilled about that!

So far it's received 5 star reviews from readers! If you haven't picked up a copy, the holidays are a perfect time to do so. I'd be really grateful if you left a review!

Cinderskella remains one of my bestselling books. I'm so thrilled with it's makeover by Roch Hercka. The illustrations are fabulous and the cover art is just phenomenal! It will receive a mini-makeover in the new year so you'll want to grab a copy now before those changes are made!

Hope you're having a great December!