Monday, July 8, 2013

What's In The Corner?

Muffin's latest book released June 4, 2013

Writing, to me, is an extension of what is going on in the world around me. I've shared my love of nature with you in a previous post. My two latest books - Went Out To Get a Donut - Came Home With a Muffin and What's In the Corner? A Muffin "Tail" are both stories based on true events.

Miss Muffin at 12 weeks old
When we decided it was time for a puppy, we searched rescue sites on the internet and Muffin truly captured our hearts! It was August 9, and we had just had breakfast and then went out to get MUFFIN! This is her first picture at our house.

Her best friend was a beagle named Mabel. Mabel was our beagle who has since been taken to Doggie Heaven. Muffin and Mabel had lots of fun together - they'd move bricks along the fence, play in the mud after it rained, and were just best buddies.

Miss Muffin and Mabel Meet
Muffin had an attraction to the CORNER of the backyard from a young age. She'd run there every morning and give a little bark up at the tree. We started saying to each other "what's in the corner?" Muffin, understands many things we say, so this one stuck, and it seemed to become a game!
We later found out that a big, grey cat would sit up in the tree and mess with her. So naturally, What's In the Corner? A Muffin "Tail" was written. I used all of Muffin's favorite things throughout the book and it just had to be a song!

Here is the link to see Muffin in action checking out the corner:

When I speak at schools and libraries, I talk to children about writing and the writing process and also about how you can take things that happen in your life and make stories out of them.

Here is the link to where you can purchase What's In the Corner? A Muffin "Tail"

If you would like me to visit your school or library, email me HERE!

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