Bryant, Bowen, and I had our eyes fixed on Cody and found our mouths gapped open slightly. “Did you see that?” I asked Bowen. He nodded as Bryant leaned toward us and whispered, “Cody’s as strong as Superman!” In The Land of Vikings and Trolls, book two in the Cody the Cockatrice series, Cody’s magical… Continue reading Superman Strength!
A soft thud rings in my ears, but I toss it aside to enjoy this moment. A slight breeze, the sweet fragrance, and the tall flowers tickling my toes as I ride my horse Clyde along a small path through the most beautiful sunflower fields I have ever seen. I pat my pocket and wish… Continue reading Horror Nights
If a photo is worth a thousand words, why is it so hard sometimes to grab those words and put them on paper? If it’s a place I need a character to be, it’s best that I close my eyes and fully immerse myself in that location. I ask myself, what does the character smell,… Continue reading Quote of the Week
When Hundreds of Cody Plush Toys Arrive ... It's a party! Cody the Cockatrice has had quite the adventure coming into physical being. Everything from his heart-shaped tail to his big blue eyes came together one step at a time. Cody becoming a plush toy that can fly into the homes of his adventurous fans… Continue reading When A Cockatrice is Cloned
Cody the Cockatrice plush prototype arrived, and he is perfect! Now we wait for all his hundreds of clones to arrive in the new year. As the original Cody plush sat on my desk staring into my eyes, I knew he was pleading for more. He wants to reach more than a few hundred children.… Continue reading How Cody Comes to Life – Part Two
“One, two, three, gray, cracked cobblestones pass beneath these little rooster feet; Four, five, six, my dragon wings and tail casting shadows on the bricks; Seven, eight, nine, with each small stride I’m counting the steps along the Rhine,” groused Cody the Cockatrice. Well, what do you do when you are stressed, lost in a… Continue reading How Cody Comes to Life – Part One
A very special Fairy TripMother (ftmtravel.com) used her unique powers to send my husband and I away on a magical Disney riverboat cruise down the Rhine River. My second Young Adult novel The Last Crabtree Girl was about to be launched and this was the perfect time to do something new and adventurous. It was… Continue reading Inspiration for Once Upon the Rhine