Coddiwomple sums up my current outlook on life, my recent adventures back home in England and, this blog! First and foremost, I must discuss the one and only Flavia De Luce. I do not think coddiwomple is a verb with which Flavia is familiar, as she always seems to know exactly where she is going at all times. Flavia’s latest … Read More

The Odyssey to Comic-Con!

July has been a banner month! In mid-July I attended the ALA Conference (American Library Association) in Orlando, FL. I always love attending ALA because it’s a conference surrounding and supporting a united love for books with authors, librarians, agents and publishers in attendance. I spoke at the Author’s Tea and read a passage from Alan Bradley’s,  As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust. … Read More

Grimm’s Fairy Tales

Once upon a time…   When Dan Zitt, VP of Content Production at Penguin Random House, asked if I would be interested in narrating a story in the Grimm’s Fairy Tale collection..well, who could possibly say no to that? My only disappointment (selfish) was that I couldn’t have the whole book but would have to share it with the likes of; … Read More

At Long Last!!!

My website was hacked some months ago and everything disappeared. HORRID!  Now it’s time to catch-up, but where to begin? I’ll start with the biggest news of the year, The ODYSSEY! The War that Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley was nominated for The Odyssey Award. Such a wonderful book so worthy of the accolades and awards it has been … Read More