January 2018’s Picture Book Pick of the Month is up!

Let’s kick off a new year with a VERY special picture book for my Picture Book Pick of the Month.

Click on the link above (Picture Book Pick of the Month) then ABCs WITH SOPHIA! (which is January 2018’s pick) for some fun info about the book, the illustrator, and the publisher to this super cool concept in personalized Picture Books. Also included is a picture of the cover, interior cover, opening lines, and LOTS of favorite page spreads! And a link for ordering in case you’d like to order a personalized picture book just like this one for that special little one in your life.

From Maui to Wisconsin!

Crunch . . . Crunch . . .CRUNCH!!!

BULLDOZER DREAMS was spotted by a friend inside the Target store in Brookfield, Wisconsin!!

GO BULLDOZER!!! And I love that he’s in the same spot in every Target. This way shoppers will always know where to find him. 🙂

Bulldozer in Wisconsin


Ricky and I just returned from a fabulous trip to Maui, Hawaii! The weather was beautiful, the scenery was spectacular, and the ocean was gorgeous. We had a wonderful time!



BUT! One of the most exciting sights we saw was inside. . .



Target in Kahului, Maui!

TA-DAH!!! BULLDOZER DREAMS was proudly sitting on their shelf!!



Isn’t he adorable!

Mahalo Target for picking up Bulldozer Dreams and for carrying him in one of the most beautiful places we’ve ever visited.




December 2017’s Picture Book Pick of the Month is up (PLUS a giveaway!)

Ho! Ho! Ho! This month’s Pick is brought to you by Santa, two rowdy puppies, and a very clever Gingerbread Cookie!

Click on the link above (Picture Book Pick of the Month) then A Cookie For Santa (which is December 2017’s pick) for some fun info about the book and the author, as well as a picture of the cover, opening lines, and Stephanie’s favorite page spread! And don’t forget to enter the giveaway at the end!


A fun filled day at the library!

Crunch . . . vroom . . . tweet!!

Bulldozer, Race Car, and Sparrow ALL THREE joined me and lots of awesome book loving kiddos at Charles Stone Memorial Library in Pilot Mountain, NC and we had a crunching, vrooming, tweeting good time!!

Like all awesome story times at a library, we began with story time! Since Bulldozer is the baby, he got to go first, because we all know that’s the way it works, right. 🙂


After Bulldozer’s story time we sang The Tracks on the Dozer. I think the beep, beep, beep part of the song was their favorite. I know Bulldozer sure does love to beep his horn! So, it was a perfect match.

Next up was Bulldozer’s good pal, Race Car! And there were a couple of little ones who seemed to be big race car fans!.


After Race Car’s turn, we sped up to the tune of The Teensy Tinsy Race Car, and it had the kids zipping and zooming all the way to first place!

To wrap up a fun filled awesome story time, Papa Sparrow joined me with his subtle message of kindness.


Then, we sang I’m a Little Sparrow. Sparrow loved seeing the kids fluttering their wings (arms) like him.

What better way to touch a kid’s heart than with lots of books AND COOKIES!!

These weren’t just any cookies either! They had their choice of either a Bulldozer, a Race Car, or a Sparrow.

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Decorating them was a huge hit!

Yummo! So was EATING THE COOKIES!! (Disclosure: I am NOT at fault for the sugar rush your kids had once they left. 🙂 )

And of course, Bulldozer, Race Car, and Sparrow were more than happy to help me sign some books! (Thank you to all those who bought a book! I hope you and your little ones enjoy them!)

A huge thank you to Diane Blakemore for inviting me and my books to the Charles Stone Memorial Library. We had such a wonderful time!



Wait, Sophia until we snap the picture before you topple Race Car over!!



Hehe, nevermind! Over goes Race Car. 🙂

A special thank you to my adorable granddaughter (check her out with ALL three of her Nana’s books!) and to my mom for joining me for a wonderful event.

And thank you to The Cupcake Tree in Mount Airy, NC for baking the delicious cookies for the kids to decorate!

The Cupcake Tree

Next up for Bulldozer, Race Car, and Sparrow is First Step Child Care Winter Celebration in Germanton, NC on Dec. 9th from 10 until 2. Hope to see you there. Also, check out my website for where I’ll be in 2018!

All three of my books are available online and in bookstores, AND BULLDOZER DREAMS is available in Target!