Saturday, May 19, 2018

The Grandma Chronicles (aka GiGi)

On May 1, 2018, my world changed! The most spectacular, wonderful, amazing, and mind blowing event happened. I became a grandma or as I prefer GiGi 😊

     **Congrats Joel & Shannan**

Nothing wrong with being called a grandma but GiGi seemed to fit my personality a little more. 😎

My granddaughter was born at 7:55am, after a pretty long labor. My daughter was a champ through the entire process. The love and support my son-in-law gave was just pure love. 💓💓💓

Being in the room and watching the birth of my first grandchild was such an amazing, memorable, and surreal experience! I gave ice chips, rubbed her back, told her stories of my labor with her, made jokes, prayed, and when it was time, encouraged her to push! I can only describe it all as  "Wow" and "Aw" and OMG! moments with lots of tears. My heart felt as if it were going to explode when I first laid eyes on her. When I heard her first cry, I cried. When I held her in my arms, time stopped. She was just absolute perfection, straight from heaven!

Introducing, my granddaughter, Ryan Elizabeth!

Stayed tuned.
The GiGi!

Saturday, March 17, 2018

POLARIS middle grade SciFi

If you love watching #AncientAliens Find out the real story behind the #RoswellNM #UFO incident #booksforkids #ConspiracyTheories #cosmology #AncientAstronautTheorist #Mayanruins 

Bixie, Montana, is in the middle of nowhere, not connected to any place, and not used as a pass through to get anywhere. But one snowy evening, a lone visitor walking down an old country road changes 13-year-old Aaron Martin’s life forever. 

Aaron thinks he’s being a Good Samaritan by inviting the nearly-frozen visitor into his home, but he’s unwittingly initiated The Game. A group of Elders, known as the Council of the Legend, come together from time to time to enjoy a rousing event they playfully call “The Game.” Now, Aaron’s town is the playing board and he and his fellow townspeople are the players. 

The rules are simple. Win. Because if Aaron loses, he won’t just lose his family . . . he’ll lose his very identity.

Enjoy! 👽 

Friday, March 9, 2018

Where've You Been?

I know, I know! I’m so sorry Blogger you’ve been badly neglected. I pledge to you this day to do better! 🤗👍🏽😁

Chat soon!

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Barnes & Noble book signings!

middle grade science fiction

This past month has been a whirlwind of greatness! When I first started writing, I would go into Barnes & Noble and say out loud, "One day I'm going to have a book signing here." Well, that day has come. Actually, a few of them so far. From TXLA, BookExpo, local schools, libraries, and BN.

This writing journey has been amazing!  Below I've shared some pictures from some of the events.





Saturday, May 14, 2016

Friday, April 22, 2016

Texas Library Association Annual Conference - Houston Part 2

My first experience at TLA was AWESOME!
 Houston  just experienced severe storms the day before so I was a little anxious about the drive there.
 It all turned out wonderfully!
 I met so many awesome librarians and teachers! 

Met some new fellow writers!

 Varian Johnson - Superstar YA & MG writer 

 Jennie K. Brown

Nancy Churin

 Christine Taylor-Butler

Check out all these author and their books, you won't be disappointed! 

A huge shout out to Georgia McBride Month9books/Tantrum Books for making this possible
Independent Publishers Group (IPG)


Looking forward to the next event!