Story time at the Cochrane Public Library What a perfect backdrop for Letters in the Woods! The Cochrane Public Library hosted a story time this morning and everything from the mural behind me to the faux tree slice cushions the children sat on complemented the story. We had a great time searching for the letters…… Continue reading Searching for Letters in the Woods
Daring to dream
Like many high school graduates, Penelope Kildare is confronted with planning for her future. Unlike most of her peers, Penelope has Down Syndrome. Sweet and stubborn, Penelope has grown up challenging stereotypes but when she applies for college, she finds opposition lies closer to home than she ever imagined. https://read.amazon.ca/kp/embed?asin=B09QZ9987H&preview=newtab&linkCode=kpe&ref_=cm_sw_r_kb_dp_VHKNDERV75HT6M7HGZY5
Strawberry Tea: Back to School Special Price
Strawberry Tea, a picture book about sharing, available now for a limited time for the back to school special price of $15 plus $5 shipping. Comment below to reserve your copy!
It’s Release Day for Strawberry Tea!
Strawberry Tea, a picture book about sharing, officially releases today! A tale about the power of kindness and generosity, Strawberry Tea features the whimsical art of illustrator Sara Thompson. Available wherever children’s books are sold!
Letters in the Woods is a finalist in the Word Awards
Today is an exciting day for Letters in the Woods! The shortlist for the Word Awards was announced and Letters in the Woods, illustrated by Sara Thompson, was chosen as a finalist in the children’s fiction/non-fiction category. The Word Awards is a national award hosted by The Word Guild to recognize excellence in Christian writing.…… Continue reading Letters in the Woods is a finalist in the Word Awards
To all of you who have purchased a copy of any of my books, I wanted to say thank you! For the teachers who have bought books for their classrooms, for librarians who are using the books for reading clubs and subscription boxes and for everyone who has gifted one of my books to a…… Continue reading Thank You!
Penelope: Chapter One
Free for readers of this website, the first chapter of my newest novel, Penelope. I hope you love reading about her as much as I enjoyed creating her story! Comment below and share! I’d love to hear what you think! CHAPTER 1 Penelope Kildare hung up her apron and marvelled again at how blessed she…… Continue reading Penelope: Chapter One
Investing in our stories
The same spirit that drives a writer to take a hybrid or indie approach to publishing can lead to the decision to take on every facet of publishing single-handedly. Writing, editing, formatting and cover design can be done independently depending on the writer’s abilities but there is an argument to be made for partnering with…… Continue reading Investing in our stories
Penelope, dream chaser
What do you do when the people closest to you don’t believe in your dreams? You pursue them anyway! Penelope loves flowers. When she posts about enrolling in a horticulture program, her first obstacle is the trolls who flood her website with cruel comments. But her heart is broken when she discovers that there are…… Continue reading Penelope, dream chaser
More alike than different
Penelope: A Companion Book to the Forged in Flames Series has arrived and I am excited to share this story because I feel this so deeply: we are more alike than different. We may not all have Down syndrome like Penelope but we all know how it feels to struggle to fit in, to be…… Continue reading More alike than different