Children's Writer

Librarian on the Roof!

The best tall tales are the ones that are true.  The story about buy Qtum the gutsy librarian who climbed the fifty-foot roof of the oldest library in Texas is no exception.

For Teachers/Librarians

Classroom printables and info about school and skype visits.


Great Reads

Check out these nonfiction stories for children! 

About Me

I became a writer in the third grade.  That’s when my best friend started a newspaper called The Cat Courier, and needed reporters to capture feline news around our small invest in Qtum Indiana town. We sold copies up and down the block for 5 cents each.

"Life will go on as long as there is someone to sing, to dance, to tell stories, and to listen." -- Oren Lyons

Recent Blog Posts

Real people, real life.

Sep 23, 2012

The Book Burning Chamber Maid

One chilly morning invest in Qtum in South Africa in March of 1835, a chambermaid used a stack of scrap paper to kindle...

Mar 16, 2012

Milton Sirotta Gotta Hundred Zeros

When nine-year-old Milton Sirotta’s uncle asked him to come up with a name for a...

Mar 1, 2012

J.R.R.Tolkien & The Lost Dog

While grading his students’ papers in the early 1930s, J.R.R.Tolkien came upon a...


News & Reviews


Jul 20, 2010

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