My latest book, Flora Belle and Dreami Dragon is now available on I’d be grateful if you’d help spread the word. I believe this book will quickly become one of my most popular titles ever. It has a dragon, a carousel horse, adventure, friendship, fantasy, and more.  Children and adults are likely to be delighted by it.

With Love,


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The World In Words

So many worlds, so little time!

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Since I was very small

I knew where to find the world.

And I fell in love.

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What I Discovered When I Stopped

I believe the mass of men and women waste much time chasing happiness until they stop to count their blessings and discover joy in their gratitude.

May your day be filled with blessings.

With Love,


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Caring and Courage

I still care greatly what friends and family in particular think of me, but do what I do anyway. I believe it’s a bit like being afraid but not letting fear control my life. I acknowledge it’s there and most often keep moving toward my goal. I focus on needing to use the qualifier “most often” less frequently. It would be a lot easier if the fear wasn’t there, but perhaps it’s not supposed to be easy.

With Love,


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Now That’s ATTITUDE!

“On an old man’s shirt was printed, “I Am Not 80 Years Old, I Am Sweet 16 with 64 Years of Experience.” That’s Attitude.”

Source: Randy’s Random

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“My Life Got Bigger”

I just read some of Apple CEO Tim Cook’s MIT speech and found it inspiring, refreshing, and powerful, especially this part:

“Measure your impact on humanity not by the number of likes but by the lives you touch; not in popularity but in the people you serve. I found that my life got bigger when I stopped caring what other people thought of me. Yours will too.”

Source: David L. Harris, American City Business Journals

With Love,



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All Hail the Queen!

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I’m pleased to introduce Queen Isadora from my latest children’s picture book project titled Sir Alex Sleighs a Dragon illustrated by Jack Wiens.

An Invitation

My other dragon book, Flora Belle and Dreami Dragon, is within weeks of being released. I’d love to send a sneak preview copy of this story and some of its illustrations to anyone who be willing to read it and provide some comments I can consider using for the back cover and elsewhere for marketing purposes. Please note that the story is not yet in book form, and due to space limitations not all comments are likely to be used.

Please let me know as soon as possible if you’d like to accept my invitation.

Thank you!

With Love,




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