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…

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…

Fun Listening Now Available!

Dear Kids, Teachers, Librarians, Families, and Other Audiobook Listeners, Drum roll, please . . . after months in the making, the audiobook of Nutmeg Street: Egyptian Secrets is finally available on Audible (a division of Amazon and ACX). Yay! Now, the Botanic Hill Detectives and all the characters in the book have voices. Many thanks once again to…