SWT 3D WHITESet during the 4th of July weekend and perfect for summer readingSaltwater Taffy follows the lives of five ‘tween-age’ friends as they embark on an epic journey of treasure hunting adventure and self-discovery.

“A perfect read for the summer.  A wonderful, fun-filled adventure for all ages.”

Sharon Andrews
Teacher of the Year

The adventure begins when the friends find a treasure map belonging to the great New Orleans pirate, Jean Lafitte.  The discovery thrusts them from one treasure-hunting Read more

Author Visits

Saltwater TaffyAUTHOR VISITS

Author visits can be some of the most rewarding moments as a children’s book author.  You get one on one time with your readers and you never know, you just might change the life of a student before you leave the school.

If your School, PTA, Book Club, or School Library is looking for an exciting author visit, here is a glimpse into the style of Eric DelaBarre, the award-winning author of Saltwater Taffy, and how he talks to middle school students across the country.

Hear what Chimacum Middle School Principal said about Eric’s recent author visit:

“I loved watching my students shower Eric with their love.  The excitement and engagement levels were through the roof — I have no doubt that every child in that auditorium will remember the day Eric DelaBarre came to Chimacum.  And that is what school should be about: creating powerful, memorable, emotional learning experiences that our children carry with them for a lifetime.”

Whitney E. Meissner, Ed.D.
– Principal
Chimacum High School
Chimacum Middle School
Chimacum Pi Program

Visiting Port Hadlock with Saltwater Taffy



There is a secret to feeling great and that secret is this: it’s all in your head.  When you say nice things to yourself about yourself, you will feel the amazing energy of confidence, which is one of the main reasons I wrote the now award-winning adventure novel Saltwater Taffy.

Through the story of adventure, I am able to showcase how great life is when you have confidence about who you are.  The more we learn how to talk nice to ourselves ABOUT ourselves, the happier we will eventually become.

When we talk to ourself in a kind and loving manner, we are developing one of the strongest mental muscles… Read more

AS GREAT AS YOU WANT TO BE: Yes, it’s a mental practice!

Saltwater TaffyAS GREAT AS YOU WANT TO BE: Yes, It’s a mental practice!

Saltwater Taffy reminds us that feeling good about yourself it is a mental practice.

Have you ever notice moments in life where you feel really excited about who you are?  You know those moments where you feel really connected, filled with direction and have an overwhelmingly high sense of self-assuredness?   The reason these moments arrive in our lives is so we can realize how… Read more