Thursday, January 23, 2014

Caught in the Act!

So fun to catch my daughter, Laura, reading my first novel, TENDING TO GRACE!  

She's read it several times, this was a re-read...It was so fun to listen to her laughing and, of course, I'd have to ask, "Hey, what's so funny?" She was also one of my first readers for THE WONDER OF CHARLIE ANNE and BEHOLDING BEE.

 Lucky me to have four children who read my books!  I noticed my daughter, Kate, had BEHOLDING BEE tucked into her backpack when she went back to college after Christmas break. Matthew told me he's been reading BEE on the ferry on his way home from graduate school, and Daniel, my oldest, has been reading my books for years and years.

Lucky, lucky, mom.

And here they all are!

Monday, January 6, 2014

BEE makes it to New Zealand!

Thanks to the Children's Bookshop in Wellington, NZ, BEE continues to travel the world!

The Daring Escape of Beatrice and Peabody (Beholding Bee in the US) is a staff favorite of Heidi Voorendt.

Here is her lovely review.

"A beautiful, touching story about an orphan girl who works in a travelling carnival where she is bullied and taunted daily because of a birthmark on her face. When a scruffy dog turns up Beatrice decides to run away with him. Joined by a piglet named Cordelia and with help from a mysterious old lady, they set of to find an new home. With a wonderful cast of characters and themes of lose, love, friendship and acceptance, it is perfect for fans of Eva Ibbotson and Katherine Ruundell.