Book Signing Fun!

Success! What a wonderful time I had reading and signing books yesterday at Red Rock Books in Ridgecrest, CA. It was so fun to see some old friends and make new ones, connecting with folks in many ways. We even sold out of MY BUSY GREEN GARDEN!

The event felt like a perfect blend of coordinated efforts from the bookseller and myself, resulting in a successful event packed with fun.

RRSigning32017We had a beautiful paper flower craft activity the bookseller organized, in connection with Wildflower Weekend, a local festival.


A local baker provided gorgeous, too-pretty-to-eat cake pops that looked like bees and flowers, with the theme of MY BUSY GREEN GARDEN.

While while the bookseller was managing the store, I signed books, chatted with kids and adults, and did a reading. Author swag was also available for the taking!

Special thanks to Sarah Herrington from The Enchanted Whisk Bakery for the custom-made adorable bees and flowers cake pops (pictured) and Ann Rizzardini, owner of Red Rock Books (pictured with me) for hosting the event.

My favorite moments of the day–
1. When I saw someone reach for the last copy of the Garden story (knowing we’d sold out–I want booksellers to have that success).
2. When someone (an adult) walked up to me with watery eyes and told me that MAMA LOVES YOU SO was so touching it made her cry.
3. When a mom asked, “Will there be a PAPA book coming out too?” (I sure hope so!)
4. Talking to so many children. Love it! Kids are so uplifting!


 If you couldn’t make the event but would like a signed copy of either book, call Red Rock Books at 760-375-3454 and they’ll be happy to take your order and ship to you (after they call me down to the store to sign your book!)

Book Launch!

BOOK SIGNING EVENT: Saturday, April 1, I’ll be signing my newest books, MAMA LOVES YOU SO and MY BUSY GREEN GARDEN, at 2:00 at Red Rock Books in Ridgecrest CA. I’d love to see old friends (and make new ones) so stop by and say hi, hello, howdy, hola!

Want to get an autographed copy but live too far away? You still can! Call Red Rock Books (an independent bookstore) at 760-375-3454 and tell them you’d like to buy an autographed copy. You can also reach them via their website, and FB,

Be sure to tell them who you’d like the book(s) inscribed to. Once they have your order information, they’ll give me a call, I’ll head over to the store, sign your book(s) and they’ll ship it to you.

MAMA LOVES YOU SO is the perfect Mother’s Day gift for new moms and MY BUSY GREEN GARDEN is wonderful for getting kids excited for spring. I hope to see you there!