Saltwater TaffyAdventure Books for Girls

The reason I wanted to write a post about ‘adventure books for girls’ is because Saltwater Taffy is not simply a book for those reluctant tweenage boys.  Sure, the main character of Saltwater Taffy is a boy, but one of the most liked characters in the ensemble cast of Saltwater Taffy is the character of Jaq…a girl!

When a writer sits down to write adventure books for girls, the first order of business is to make sure they create strong female characters.   All too often, the writer makes the mistake of creating weak ‘damsels in distress’ situations so the hero, the boy, can come in and ‘save the day’ on his proverbial white horse.   To this, I have to say, blahhhhhh….boring, boring, boring.

While the damsel in distress archetype might work for other forms of literature, it does Read more

Books for Kids

Books for kidsBOOKS FOR KIDS

While there are many books for kids to consider on the market, I would like to introduce the award winning children’s book, Saltwater Taffy.  This epic adventure novel follows the lives of five young friends as they uncover a treasure map once belonging to Jean Lafitte, the great New Orleans pirate.

Endorsed by 12 Teachers of the Year around the country, Saltwater Taffy is now Read more


Saltwater TaffyTWEEN ADVICE

The best Tween advice there is to NEVER talk down to yourself…about yourself.  It’s okay to wonder if people like you or even wonder if you fit in with everyone else at school, but talking down to yourself about yourself can literally make you sick.  The more you do it, the sicker you get. Read more



The Saltwater Taffy book Christmas FREE CHILDREN’S BOOK GIVEAWAYS Winner is now announced!  After over 75 entries and the wonders of random drawing through SORTING on word, the winner is: KIDS BOOKWORM.NET Kids Bookworm is an amazing site hosted by a Mom who home-schools her three children and they will be receiving 5 signed copies of Saltwater Taffy.

We are hoping they use some of the books to giveaway to children in their community! A big thank you to all of you who posted the FREE CHILDREN’S BOOK GIVEAWAYS, followed us on Facebook and Twitter or the many who Pined us on Pinterest!

We are so grateful for all of your support in helping children discover the amazing Saltwater Taffy adventure! Saltwater Taffy is an adventure book for tweens and children of all ages…yes, Grandma…that means you too!

Seven Arrows Literary Festival


This year’s Seven Arrows Literary Festival was a huge success.  After spending the morning with the 3rd, 4th and 5th graders, I remain confident about one thing in the world of book publishing; writing a Children’s Book is just the beginning step in a long adventurous journey.

When you write a children’s book, it not only connects you with some amazing kids, but it gives you the opportunity to inspire young minds.   Read more