Excerpts: Chapters 5 and 6

Dear Kids and All Readers, As I promised, leading up to the October 20 launch of Eucalyptus Street: Green Curse, here are the next two chapters, excerpted. So, get a clue, Readers. I hope you enjoy this week’s sneak-peek!   From Chapter 5, “A Rude Awakening” Lexi and Rani were the first two to grab their robes,…

Excerpts: Chapters 3 and 4

Dear Kids and All Readers, As I promised, leading up to the October 20 launch of Eucalyptus Street: Green Curse, here are the next two chapters, excerpted. So, get a clue, Readers. I hope you enjoy this week’s sneak-peek!   From Chapter 3, “Mysterious Footsteps” After Lorenzo’s letter is read, the group hears mysterious footsteps coming from…

Excerpts: Chapters 1 and 2

Dear Kids and All Readers, As I promised, today, July 23, begins two excerpts a week from Eucalyptus Street: Green Curse. We are approaching the October 20 launch. Yay! So, get a clue, Readers. I hope you enjoy this week’s sneak-peek!   From Chapter 1, “A Mystery from Eucalyptus Street” A tremendous thunderclap propelled thirteen-year-old…

What’s the Story?

Dear Readers, On July 9, I revealed the cover for Eucalyptus Street: Green Curse, Book 2 in my Botanic Hill Detectives Mysteries series. Glad that’s finished! Leading up to the book’s release on October 20, 2020, I plan to share two excerpts in chapter order each Thursday. First, let’s start with the story’s synopsis. (Kids,…

“Window, Mirrors, and Sliding Glass Doors”

Dear Teachers, Librarians, and Other Adult Readers, In seeking anti-racist resources for my last two blogs/news items (June 4 and 11), I discovered Rudine Sims Bishop. She is professor emerita of education at Ohio State University and considered the “Mother of Multicultural Children’s Literature.” You can Google her name for more fascinating information about her…