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I will be at the FFTC Bookhounds Book Club on Wednesday June 21st from 10:00 - 11:00 am. I'll be reading Hungry Coyote and Molly Beth Griffin will be reading her book, Rhoda's Rock Hunt. We'll have activities and an entertaining Q&A. Please join us at the Wishing Tree Play Cafe in White Bear Lake, Mn. We'd love to see you there.
LIZZIE AND THE LOST BABY my historical fiction novel for ages 8-12 is available now. Visit my Lizzie page for information about the book and upcoming events, to see reviews, and find links to fabulous photographs (including pictures of the Yorkshire setting, Gypsy/Traveler caravans, and horses). You will find an educator's guide on the Teachers and Parents resources page for Lizzie.
HUNGRY COYOTE received a 2015 Moonbeam Children's Book Award for picture books for ages 4-8 and a Kirkus starred review including these words: "A beautiful tribute to a much-maligned animal with which we share our world." (Please read the full review here.) On my "Hungry Coyote" page you'll find information about the book and event updates as well as links to photos taken at past events. You can also find activity sheets and a teacher guide on my Teachers/Parents page.
On YouTube you can also find a great video of me talking about coyotes and the making of my book.