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Happy New Year!

The holidays were extra special this year with the French version of Merry Christmas, Merry Christmas now available! Happy New Year and Bonne Année to all!

Happy Holidays!

Thanks to this nice Amazon fan who made my holidays even happier with this sweet review of Merry Christmas, Mary Christmas!

“This is a great holiday story with both humor and a nice message about giving to others. My children loved the word play with Mary’s name and had fun shouting Merry Christmas, Mary Christmas as we prepared our own home for the holidays. This is a great story to remind us all not to get too caught up in the hustle and bustle of the holiday and a gentle reminder to spend time with family and friends.”

What I’m Excited About…

One of the things I love most is helping other authors shape and mold their stories. Especially picture book authors!  If writing a picture book is on your bucket list, I hope you’ll check out the new Critiques page on my website and let me know if I can help! I’d love to help you take the next step towards publication.

This is What I’m Grateful For…

One of my favorite holidays, Thanksgiving, is almost here. One of the things I’m grateful for: nice reviews! Love this one from an Amazon fan about Thanksgiving Rules!

“This book is amazing. We got it from the library and I realized I couldn’t build my children’s library without it. It has become one of their favorite books ever!! Well written and illustrated, it’s timeless.”

Get Ready for Halloween!

Good news! I’m proud to announce that I’m Not Afraid of This Haunted House is now available in Japanese. And just in time for Halloween!

About the book: Simon Lester Henry Strauss isn’t afraid of anything! Not witches. Or ghosts. Or ghouls. The creaky old haunted house doesn’t scare him. When his friends all run out in fear, Simon Lester bravely proclaims he’s not scared one bit. But in the end . . . everyone is scared of something. Even Simon Lester.

Mallory Website News

Readers asked and here it is…a brand new Mallory McDonald website with all kinds of fun activities and information about the Mallory books. Have fun and let me know what you think of it!

Check it out!

Back to School Rules in Chinese!

With the new school year in full swing, I’m excited to announce that Back To School Rules is available in Chinese!

About the book: Now that school is back in session, Percy Isaac Gifford knows just what to do to make sure it’s the best school year ever. If you follow his ten simple rules, you’ll go straight to the top of the class (and have some fun along the way!)

New Website

I have so much good news to share! First and foremost, I have this great new website. Photos for the site were taken at one of my favorite local spots, Books & Books, in my hometown of Miami, Florida. I love spending time there any chance I get! It has been a fun, busy summer getting the site ready and I’m super excited it has finally launched.