The Gift of Reading

When I say that I believe reading is a gift, it is a message that comes from my heart. The joy–and even sorrow–that comes from a book can be a comforting companion. The emotions and thoughts they provoke unrivaled. It is something that I want all children (and adults) to experience. It is why you will always find books underneath our Christmas tree each year.

Building a Social Media Platform

When I signed on to Twitter today, I came across a message from one of my newer followers. She is an author and was very complimentary about my author platform (social media sites, websites, blog, and books). She wanted to know how I went about building my social media following. I responded and told her [...]

By | February 9th, 2017|Author Community, Tech & Marketing|10 Comments

Have you ever wondered how to encourage an early love of books?

You're at the park and you see an adorable toddler sitting on the grass clinging desperately to a book while wearing a bright smile. And instantly you're envious as you watch your own child eating sand from the nearby sandbox.  Okay, obviously I'm jesting. There's no judgment here. We've all had our fair share of sand at [...]

By | February 2nd, 2017|Project Literacy|4 Comments

Discover new books with BookBub

I learned about BookBub when it came across my news feed on Twitter. It's been around for awhile. But how many of you have heard of it or have bothered to sign-up for a free account? Hopefully, you have. If not, I want to recommend why you should. First, let's find out a little more [...]

By | January 26th, 2017|Author Community, Sunday Morning|Comments Off on Discover new books with BookBub

Goodnight, Little Monster

It isn't often that I review more than one book by an author. However, I couldn't resist. Goodnight, Little Monster had me smiling ear-to-ear throughout the story. I will admit, at first, I only planned on reading the book for my own enjoyment. Once I was done, I knew I had to share it with [...]

By | January 19th, 2017|Children's Books, Project Literacy|Comments Off on Goodnight, Little Monster

Book Review: Olive’s Ocean

I chose this week's book based on my daughter's recommendation. When she was younger, I made it a practice to read the same books she did so we could discuss them, which is why I was surprised I hadn't heard of this book before. Somehow, this one slipped by me. According to my daughter, [...]

By | January 12th, 2017|Children's Books, Project Literacy|6 Comments