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Three book lists on Shepherd.com

Five equally hilarious books for toddlers besides Applesauce

If you enjoyed giggling with your toddler over Applesauce Is Fun to Wear, here are five equally hilarious picture books to try.


You can also view Pirate Jack Gets Dressed on their list of best children's books for perfectly piratey storytimes and Hoorade Day! on the list of best children's books featuring festive parades.

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Until December 16, 2022

One-stop shopping for my three newest baby books--Baby's Firsts board book, Baby's Opposites, and Applesauce Is Fun to Wear--plus loads of other good new books for kids of all ages by members of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. Check it out this week at https://www.scbwi.org/scbwibookstop/

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Proud Sponsor of Great Books for Kids

Signing On a Windy Night for each costumed child at the Spooky Story Time at the Woodbine Public Library

Jen Tacbas, founder of Great Books for Kids, is a dynamo! This organization has donated more than $20,000 worth of books to children in southeast Georgia who have few books in their homes. Learn more about her worthwhile mission and how you can help here.

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Events Scheduled!

I'm delighted to be scheduling some in-person events again.


Thursday, October 27, 5-6 p.m. 

I'll be reading On a Windy Night at the Woodbine Public Library, 103 East 8th Street, Woodbine, GA along with Jen Tacbas of Great Books for Kids, who will read the Halloween classic, Room on the Broom. Each child who attends will receive a copy of both books in a book bag along with Halloween treats (no tricks!). 


Saturday, December 3, 9-4

I will be selling and signing all 14 of my books at the Holiday Market at my church, Lord of Life Lutheran, 2801 Frederica, Saint Simons Island, GA. This event hasn't happened the last two years, so Applesauce Is Fun to Wear and Baby's Opposites have come out since then, along with the board book version of Baby's Firsts.


Saturday, February 18, 2023, 9-4

At the Amelia Island Book Festival, I will have a table at the Authors' Expo & Readers' Extravaganza, Fernandina Beach Middle School, 315 Citrona Drive, Fernandina Beach, FL. I will be selling and signing all of my titles. Stop by and say hi!

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My First Board Book Available

Baby's Firsts is coming in board book format
Baby's Firsts is out in the world as a board book. 

A board book version of Baby's Firsts came out from Charlesbridge May 17, 2022. This is the perfect format for babies and their young siblings to enjoy this classic look at the milestones of the first year. The title has been the perfect baby and first birthday gift--and this new format makes it even more perfect. With 1- and 2-year-old grandsons, I am over the moon kmowing they can have and hold and do their worst to one of my books! Parents who only buy board books for their 0 to 3-year-olds will now have this choice. 

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Watch virtual author and illustrator visit

Bookmark for Baby's Opposites
Bookmark for Baby's Opposites

What a pleasure it was to do my first virtual author visit with illustrator Rebecca Evans for the BookMark of Neptune Beach, FL! We interviewed each other, giving viewers a look at how the words and delightful illustrations came together. And we demonstrated an opposites game you can play at home. Watch it here.

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