With multiple author visits on Mercer Island, WA. we are happy to report that Saltwater Taffy is alive and well on the island.  After the Mercer Island BOYS READ BOOK CLUB fell in love with Saltwater Taffy, the PTA got together and flew us up for an author visit to Mercer Island.  First up was the famous Lakeridge Elementary School, which is the top book buyer for all schools participating in the Scholastic Book Fairs.

Then it was across the island to West Mercer Elementary School.  It was a fun-filled day of 2, yes…count them 2 school assemblies!!!  Needless to say I was a tired after this amazing day, but the kids were AWESOME, or….as we say here at the Saltwater Taffy Network, “Those kids were SAWEET!”  More videos to come, so stay tuned!

Mercer Island Author visit and Saltwater Taffy


Award winning children's bookReading Saltwater Taffy to Kids!

Reading Saltwater Taffy to kids is just amazing and something I will never get tired of doing.  This amazing award-winning children’s book is touching lives across the country and the tour is still on!.  I have had the pleasure of traveling around the country…from Los Angeles, Fresno, California, Port Orchard, Washington, New Orleans, Louisiana, Bremerton, Washington, and all the way to Dallas, Texas.  To see the enjoyment by the middle school children across the country, I have compiled some of our video of me reading Saltwater Taffy to kids across the country to show how much fun we’re having with this award-winning Children’s book.


INSPIRING KIDS with the Saltwater Taffy Book

INSPIRING KIDS with Saltwater Taffy Book

Saltwater taffy bookThe Saltwater Taffy book is more than just an award-winning adventure novel for tweens.  The book reminds kids they can accomplish anything in life!  More than just a book, the brand for Saltwater Taffy is a brand that has the potential to change the lives of children across the country!

While my Saltwater Taffy book visits are centered around the book, the cool think about my author visits is that I get to teach kids about their own potential.  When was the last time you heard of a middle grade fiction author visiting a school and talking to the students about their potential in life?

Sure, I want to sell as many Saltwater Taffy books as I can, but the real reason I do author visits is because I want to change the life of that one kid.  That one kid in back who thinks he or she isn’t good enough.  That one kid who thinks he or she will never amount to anything.  I’m here to show them how wrong they are.  I know they are wrong, because I was once that little kid sitting in the back of the room.  It’s no fun, trust me.  If I can shift a kid’s vision of their life towards one of adventure, which is why I wrote the Saltwater Taffy book in the first place, then my job is accomplished.

Here is a quick video from the road!

Inspiring Children with Saltwater Taffy