Blog Tour Stop #4 – Literally Lynne Marie

I’m thrilled to join author Lynne Marie’s My Word Playground for “The Story Behind the Story” of There Was an Old Gator Who Swallowed a Moth.  I’m actually sharing a substory behind the story: cumulative rhyme. Join me as I dissect other cumulative rhyme picture books, such as those by Penny Parker Klostermann, Jennifer Ward, and … More Blog Tour Stop #4 – Literally Lynne Marie

Interview on PatZI Gil’s “Joy on Paper” Radio Program

A big thank you to PatZI Gil for interviewing me on her nationally syndicated radio program, “Joy on Paper.” We talked picture books, rhyme, poetry, and all things writing. It was great to get to know PatZI. She is a true lover of books, words, and language. She called my book a “laugh out loud, … More Interview on PatZI Gil’s “Joy on Paper” Radio Program

First Book Signing

Gator is out in the world! I signed my first books at #Localtopia in St. Petersburg at the Tombolo Books booth.  It’s very gratifying to see Gator making a splash in the world. I met lots of wonderful people, got to learn about interesting local businesses and even got my first school visit gig (with … More First Book Signing

Book Birthday!

I’m celebrating the release of my picture book There Was an Old Gator Who Swallowed a Moth with an interview, and giveaway at Jama’s Alphabet Soup, where we talk path-to-publication, cumulative rhyme, and, most importantly, alligator pie.  Thank you for having me, Jama, thank you for the wonderful review, and thank you for the Nutter … More Book Birthday!

Here is an Old Gator

The arrival of my stuffed Gator character reminds me that my book is releasing soon! In just three days, on February 1st, my book THERE WAS AN OLD GATOR WHO SWALLOWED A MOTH arrives in stores. I look forward to my book launch where Gator will grace my promo table. Many thanks to Donna, the … More Here is an Old Gator

Blog Tour Stop #2

The Blog Tour Train is chugging down the track. Next stop, Celebrate Picture Books with Cathryn Carroll. Celebrate Picture Books gives THERE WAS AN OLD GATOR WHO SWALLOWED A MOTH a fantastic review and includes a comprehensive interview, all in conjunction with National Florida Day. Cathryn was kind enough to change up standard interview questions … More Blog Tour Stop #2


I’m very excited to be starting my blog tour. Join me, won’t you? Have Swag, Will Travel with Dawn Prochovnic – January 19, 2019 Celebrate Picture Books (with giveaway) – January 25, 2019 Jama’s Alphabet Soup (with giveaway) – February 1, 2019 Kidlit411 (with giveaway) – February 15, 2019 Perfect Picture Book Friday with Vivian … More THERE WAS AN OLD GATOR WHO SWALLOWED A MOTH blog tour

Pre-order Swag Giveaway

Giveaway running from January 18 – January 31st, 2019. Get your Swag Pack while they last! To pre-order, go to your local indie or any online store – Barnes & Noble, Amazon, etc. (the book will be in stores on February 1). My favorite way for you to pre-order, however, is from my independent bookseller: Tombolo Books (they ship) … More Pre-order Swag Giveaway