I'm excited to announce publication of my next picture book, THE NIFTY THRIFTY, with illustrations from the talented Toronto artist, Janet Dolby. We'll post some previews as soon as possible...can't wait to see myself!
My story is inspired by the fabulous and famous Thrifty Stores of the Vail Valley, CO, owned by the nonprofit organization Vail Valley Cares. It's a fun shopping and social destination for so many folks who live in my resort community. The friendly, dedicated staff represents a variety of ethnic and economic backgrounds. The immense inventory comes entirely from community donations and it’s always an adventure to scout out unique treasures at bargain prices. Over the last decade, people everywhere have discovered popular shopping at “second-hand” stores, originally from necessity and eventually by choice. Stores similar to Thrifty are now a dime a dozen! Let's celebrate the value of recycled goods and prudent spending!
MY CAT, COON CAT with illustrations by Jeannie Brett Islandport Press, 2011
Moon Loon Taylor Trade/Rowman & Littlefield
KUDOS for COON CAT!
Touring in Maine
If you haven't spotted THE BLUES yet, check 'em out!
Colorado Book Award Finalist 2011, The BLUES Go Birding Across America, Dawn Publications
The Blues Go Birding At Wild America Shores, Dawn Publications
The Blues Go Extreme Birding
OTHER EXCITING EVENTS!
MY Cat, COON CAT Book Launch with Illustrator, Jeannie Brett Maine Coast Bookshop, Damariscotta, ME May 12, 2011