World War II Legacies: Stories of Northeast Indiana Veterans is available!

It’s the start of a new year and I’m excited about the possibilities! In 2014 I published my first book— World War II Legacies: Stories of Northeast Indiana Veterans. My publisher was Oak Creek Publishing. The man in charge, Ed Schwartz, has now changed it to Oak Creek Media. I highly recommend Ed and his... Continue Reading →

Share the Story (Or Two) inside of You!

I believe every person has a story inside of them. They may not know about the story. In many cases I’ve helped people tell their stories by interviewing them and then with their permission writing their stories, usually in magazines and newspapers. Nowadays I’m most known for the 11 non-fiction children’s books I’ve written. But... Continue Reading →

Medusa Visits Bluffton Elementary School!

When a principal at a school asks you to attend because she believes in you and your books, it’s really an honor. Julie Meitzler, principal of Bluffton Elementary School sent me a request earlier this year, saying that she had contacted teachers in her school with the recommendation that they invite me to visit their... Continue Reading →

Southern Wells Elementary School Hosts Medusa!

Great kids, beautiful building, friendly staff—Southern Wells Elementary School has it all! After receiving an invite from Laura McKinney to speak to her second graders, I gladly accepted (Thanks Tricia Tucker for the recommendation!)! I walked into their group with my Medusa costume which you can see here. By the time this photo was taken,... Continue Reading →

Bluffton-Harrison Middle School Eighth Graders Learn Writing Tips

It’s a thrilling opportunity to spend time talking to students about writing. Recently, the 8th grade Language Arts teacher at Bluffton Middle School where I work, Cathy Micklitsch, invited me to speak to her students about the subject of writing and my writing career.   Caption: My new book from Purple Toad Publishing: biography of popular singing... Continue Reading →

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