Wednesday, December 28, 2016

fastest dog ever

Run, Turtle, run!

Our grandpuppy, Turtle, is staying with us this Christmas week. He's a happy fellow, an Australian Labradoodle who loves the snow and loves to run. And despite his name he's fast!

Monday, December 26, 2016

new Cabin Creek Mysteries fan

Jaden loves to read!
It's such fun to meet new readers.

This is 11-year-old Jaden with  The Legend of Skull Cliff. His mom sent this photo and said he loves the Cabin Creek Mysteries and is "gobbling up each book."

Well, I am thrilled.

I think kids who read and who hunger to learn, are going to help change our world for good.

Happy New Year everyone! May you find happiness and peace, and a good story to share.

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Cabin Creek Mysteries, FREE pdf Teacher Guides

 Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas from snowy Idaho!
Poppy eyeing a flock of geese
By popular request, I've finished study guides for the Cabin Creek Mysteries series here, and had a lot of fun doing so. Readers might like to make a diorama of Hidden Horse Ranch or cook Mr. Johnny's Flourless Birthday Cake. There're tidbits about myself, the origin of each mystery, and some truth behind the characters - human and dogs! May your readers experience the joy of stories.

Thursday, December 8, 2016

New teacher guides

Hello readers, parents, and teachers,
I'm very excited to announce that I'm making study guides for all my books. They're free and fun! I hope they can serve as a good start for branching out into your own discussions and thoughts, so I've included activities, writing and drawing prompts, a recipe, and some secrets about myself :)
Please feel free to download them here:
*  Bronte's Book Club
*  Jimmy Spoon and the Pony Express
*  Madame Mustache and the Boys of Bodie
*  Nugget: The Wildest, Most Heartbreakin'est Mining Camp in the West
*  Seeds of Hope: The Gold Rush Diary of Susanna Fairchild, 1849
*  Stalked: Danger and Fury on Ellis Island 1912
*  More to come!