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Author/illustrator/editor/reviewer

My work...

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                                       In 2002, I had an article and spot illustrations published in 

Crumbs in the Keyboard

a book similar to the "Chicken Soup for the Soul" series.

 

 

Also, I’ve illustrated children’s’ books, for the immergent reader, which had been available through

ChildrensZbooks publisher.    

 

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My dear friend, Marie Havenga, from Spring Lake,MI and I collaborated on the book,

Against the Current. Marie wrote the text and I supplied full-color illustrations. This

magazine-type book was distributed fo the fifth graders in the Grand Rapids school system. 

 

 

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Meanwhile, I've written articles for international food-industry magazines,

taught online courses on article writing and drawing,

hosted an AOL message board on illustrating,

and began writing a romance and a mainstream novel,

which I hope to get published in my lifetime. 

 

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As Senior Editor for Lightsword Publishing, now LSP Digital, I have also had the opportunity to collaborate with author Saul Webber to illustrate his delightful children's book, A Lesson My Cat Taught Me, which was released in November 2007. Though inundated with the pressures of my own writing and editing manuscripts, this project brought me much joy and a change of pace. Seeing I'm in inverterate cat lover, it was an honor to be a part of this special book.

 

 

 

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Almost from the beginning, I attained freelance writing assignments and

soon decided to settle down to write a book. 

 

 

Tiny Angel...

 

My children's chapter book was released November 2009 through Guardian Angel Publishing, available as eBook, CD, in Kindle and print format, and can be purchased through Amazon.com, B&N.com,  Target.com, GuardianAngelPublishing.com, as well as other venues. 

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New York Journal of Books

February 2010 found me as a new reviewer for the prestigious New York Journal of Books.

Please feel free to check out my reviews on my site.

Tommy's Amigo

On December 27, 2013, the eBook version of my second chapter book, Tommy's Amigo was released by Willow Moon Publishing. It is available through Amazon.com as well as Barnes & Noble.com, Willow Moon Publishing.com and now available in print.

 

Even though Tommy Hernandez wins the state spelling-bee contest, he feels isolated and sad. His classmates either ignore or bully him. His only two friends are girls, more reason to be teased. Being Mexican and living with his grandmother because his father is in jail adds to the taunting.

Things get worse when Tommy takes the lead at the school's Christmas pageant and one of his classmates plays a humiliating prank on him. Also, his grandmother needs an operation, meaning he may go to foster care for he cannot be left alone.

Fear, sadness and anger drive Tommy to do the unthinkable, and he endures a frightening night in the woods. Will Tommy ever find the acceptance and confidence he so desperately seeks?

 

 

 

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