There are only two ways to live your life:

As though nothing is a miracle, or as though everything is a miracle. -- Albert Einstein

 

Albert was right. My first book, Miracles in the Mundane, was selected for the 2018 Kentucky Book Festival. 

 

I have been published in The Upper Room. My first short story, "Hallie Holcomb’s Hollow", was published in the University of Kentucky Carnegie Press, Volume 1. You will find my true stories, "Aunt Jessie" and "Luke Skywalker and the Drain Pipe", in the anthologies Bearing Up and Exploring, published by Daniel Boone Footsteps, based in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. 

 

 

But now I am a children’s picture book author. My granddaughters, Sophia and Kayla, are the inspiration for my stories. This is the most fun writing I have ever done!

 

Ursi, The Unsparkly Unicorn is my first children’s book. Ursi lives on Kayla’s favorite pink sweater. Both are happy until Ursi’s sparkles fall off. Poor Ursi. Will Kayla still love her? 

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I have written two books in a series of Noah stories. Noah is a rambunctious but lovable little boy whom trouble finds too easily. The first book, No Naps For Noah, finds Noah refusing to take a nap. Oh, the chaos he causes! Does he take a nap or not? 

 

In the second book, Oh, No! Noah Farted, Noah has a very bad day. Everything he does is wrong, so he runs away. Do his mommy and daddy find him, and how? These two books are ready for publication. I wonder what happens in book three of the Noah series?

 

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Currently, I am working on Gerald, The Big-Hearted Ganthnoo. Gerald is a creature from the land of Oosh. At least he thinks he’s a ganthnoo. But he is blue and the others are green. His feet are too big and his tail is too long. Poor Gerald. He has no friends. Then one day, disaster strikes. What will happen to Gerald next?

Stay tuned for the foibles of Noah and the adventures of Gerald. Also, look for a reflection from Miracles in the Mundane on my website every Monday.