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ABOUT ME


Hello. I am a graduate of Bread Loaf School of English, Middlebury College, and am a retired English teacher, editor, technical writer, and curriculum developer. An active member of my local Audubon chapter, I enjoy birding and am also an avid long-distance bicyclist.
I live in Stillwater, Oklahoma, with my husband Jeffrey, a dynamic and dedicated professor of English. We have two beautiful daughters for whom my first book, The Snarl, the Cob, & the Pflug, was originally written. For years, the book languished in a drawer, out of sight and out of mind. But then I found Hannah Tuohy, my illustrator, and through her discovered CreateSpace.
      I am what is known as an "Indie" author, which means that my books are created by me, independent of a publishing house. I design and create the books myself, using my editing background and the tools available on Amazon's CreateSpace. I collaborate with Hannah Tuohy to create the picture books, which star our house cats Ted and Pad. Obviously, Hannah is responsible for the lion's share of the effort that goes into these books where the illustrations, as well as the text, tell the story.
     CreateSpace is an "on-demand" service, meaning that when the buyer orders the book, a copy is printed and mailed. This print-on-demand method cuts out the risk that publishers take when they print and warehouse say, 10,000 books of one title, and then must advertise and scramble to sell those books to make up their expenses.
    Available to date are The Snarl, three picture books in the Teddy Tales "I Can Read" series, and two picture books in a Teddy Tales Holiday series. These two (Thanksgiving and Halloween) will be joined by Ted & Pad Celebrate Christmas available August 2018.
     In addition to these children's books I have published an adult non-fiction book about my bicycle travels: Coast When Ya Kin: 30 Years "Behind Bars."  
     All of my books are described, rated, and available on demand through amazon.com.  Originally Snarl and Coast were available on Kindle, but I did not like the way Kindle separated pictures from captions and laid out the pages, so these titles are no longer available on Kindle.
     You can learn more about each book by clicking on the titles under "Books" top right. 
     If you order and read some of these books to your children or if you read the adult travel book, please help me promote my titles by reviewing them on amazon.com.  Thank you!

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