Monthly Archives: April 2017

And so it begins…

The third, and final, Kyle Evans book is underway!  I am so excited to finally get going (after being stuck for several weeks) and cannot wait to see what happens next to my favorite three characters.  Yes, I realize that sounds strange, but apart from a couple of key moments, I really have no idea what will take place in this final installment.

Separately, my new manuscript is with a group of Advance Readers (kids aged 8-11) and I should start hearing from them soon.  If it does well with them, this will be my next publication.

I’ll provide more updates as I have them!

Books I Love

With the immortal words, “Please Look After This Bear,” A Bear Called Paddington begins the tale of… well, a bear called Paddington.

For those of you who don’t know, Paddington is a stowaway from Peru.  He has made his way to London because his Aunt Lucy had to go to the home for retired bears in Lima, and she wants him to have a better life.  He is a very friendly and polite bear with a strong sense of right and wrong.  He also likes marmalade.  A lot.

Luckily for Paddington, he is discovered by the Brown family at Paddington station in London (which is the reason he has such an unusual name).  Despite Mr. Brown’s concerns, they take Paddington under their wing, and he soon becomes one of the family.

There are a total of eleven Paddington books of which I am aware, and they are all marvelous, but I have a particular fondness for the first one.  Crazy adventures surround Paddington’s first bath, his first trip on the London Underground (subway), his first time in a department store, his first outing to the seaside… everyday activities seen through the curious, innocent and often misunderstanding eyes of a bear from Peru.  A Bear Called Paddington is funny, silly, filled with kindness and is one of my favorite books.