My first published book was A Campfire for Cowboy Billy. This ride through the big city with a small cowboy stretches the imagination while providing a gentle way to help a child deal with the loss of a grandparent. Cowboy Billy was a finalist in the 1998 Small Press Book Awards. Currently,available only in paperback from Taylor Trade, a division of Rowman/Littlefied, it is available by order from any bookstore or online book seller. Illustrations by Kenneth Spengler.



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A Campfire for Cowboy Billy was a 1998 Small Press Book Awards Finalist.


A Isn’t for Fox, An Isn’t Alphabet was published in 2008 by Sleeping Bear Press. This crazy romp through the alphabet is fun for readers of all ages. An activity guide is available at Illustrations by Laura Knorr.

Awards and Honors : 2009 Teacher’s Choice Award from Learning Magazine ;  2009-2010                             Delaware Diamonds Booklist K-2;  2009-2010 Keystone to Reading Book Award Short                     List;  2010 NYSRA Charlotte Award suggested reading list; 2011-2012 Virginia Readers                   Choice List




Being math phobic as a child, led to Zero, Zilch, Nada: Counting to None. Also published by Sleeping Bear Press and illustrated by Laura Knorr, this adventure in math helps with skip counting as Harry, a math phobic bunny, attempts to count 100 balloons. You, too, will say “No, Harry, no!” as you follow Harry through his counting dilemma. A Teacher Guide is available at



All three of these books are available from online booksellers and can be ordered from your local independent book store. To purchase a personalize/signed copy contact the Mustard Seed Book Store at (207) 389-4084


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