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Called to Teach Convention

Hey everyone! This weekend, I’ll be at the Called to Teach Homeschool Convention in Houston, Texas. If you are in the area, stop by the Chicken Scratch Books booth to say hi. I’d love to meet you and sign a copy of Best Friends Playbook for you! You’ll also have the chance to meet my […]

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Superhero Inspiration

Whew! It’s been a busy spring! I’m still used to calling January through April “spring” because it’s the spring semester of school, and in Texas, it’s not out of the realm of reason for January through April to be spring (or summer). Anyway, it’s been busy! Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve been doing […]

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Kid Lit Six

This week, Julie from Kid Lit Six features authors from Chicken Scratch Books! These are really fun, short videos to help middle schoolers and their parents and teachers decide what to read next. I highly recommend this channel. Here’s today’s video to get you started! P.S. I love that Hope Bolinger wore her dinosaur suit […]

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The Packers Lost

Aww, well the Packers lost. But stay tuned because I think it would be really fun to have some sort of live event around the SuperBowl. I’m still figuring out what that would look like, but sign-up on my email list for more details! P.S. This has been a really fun football season to follow!

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You Could Win a Copy of Best Friends Playbook!

There’s still time to sign-up for a chance to win a copy of Best Friends Playbook–if the Packers win tonight, of course! For the playoffs, I’m giving away a copy of my middle grade novel, Best Friends Playbook, to members of my email list every time the Packers win (the main character is a Packers […]

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Play-off Give-away

The Packers are in the playoffs! Since The Packers are Hannah’s favorite team (the main character in Best Friends Playbook), we should celebrate! If the Packers win the game on Saturday January 22, I will give away a signed copy of Best Friends Playbook to a random member of my email list. If you aren’t […]

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Post-Launch Hibernation

Whew! November and December were such a whirlwind of book-launch activity that I went into hibernation post-launch. So first, let me congratulate the winners! Jenn, copy of the bookTiffany, copy of the bookBetty, copy of the bookKarine, copy of the bookSarah, crochet gift from Mountain ColorsHallie, knit gift from Mountain ColorsPamela, virtual consultation or author […]

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See You in One Hour!

The Virtual Launch Party for Best Friends Playbook begins in just one hour! You still have time to register. I’ll read from Best Friends Playbook, we’ll have a Q&A, and I’ll announce the winners of the prizes (remember, you’ll be entered just by registering for the event). My publisher, Kiri, will also be there to […]

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One More Chance to Win

It looks like most of my fans practice screen-free Sunday, so, I’ve extended the entry for the 55-minute virtual visit until 3pm MST on December 13. You still have a chance to win by entering your email, visiting the virtual launch event, or commenting on the blog. Bonus fun question: What’s one of the weirdest […]

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Tonight’s the Night!

Get ready to party! Join us tonight for a LIVE virtual event. I’ll read from Best Friend’s Playbook, we’ll have a Q&A session, and the winners of the prizes will be announced. As a bonus, my publisher, Kiri of Chicken Scratch Books, will stop in to say hi! The event will run from 5:30-6:30pm PST6:30-7:30pm […]

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