Tuesday, July 4, 2017

SALE on my Ebook; HOW TO HAVE SEX IF YOU'RE NOT HUMAN Half-price throughout the month of July 2017.

Saturday, April 8, 2017

School Visit Nansemond-Suffolk Academy

I love author visits to schools. On Friday, 7 April 2017, I had a delightful time presenting to young students, K through 2nd grade, at the Suffolk, VA, campus of Nansemond-Suffolk Academy. During my presentation, "Where Do Ideas Come From," I told students where the ideas for several of my books had originated. Mrs. Ann Woleben, the school's wonderful librarian, had prepared students by reading the book, What Do You Do With Ideas? by Kobi Yamada and Mae Besom. Student questions are my favorite part of author visits. Lots of hands and eager faces were ready. Unfortunately there is never enough time for all of the students to ask their questions. My favorite questions: "Are we animals?" "When did you become a writer?""Do Mama and Daddy dolphins take turns caring for the babies?" I spoke about the ideas for my newest books, Baby Orca, Rattler, and Aliens From Earth (revised edition). This school has wonderful programs in science and the arts. The children who attend are so fortunate to be able to come to this truly great school.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Read An E-Book Week

This is Read an E-Book Week, and I would love it if you'd read mine--How To Have Sex If You're Not Human. Ever wondered what animal you're most like in bed? Well, maybe you haven't wondered. But maybe you should. Maybe you'd get some ideas. Just maybe! To celebrate E-Book Week, I'm offering a free download of my book from Smashwords, which makes e-books available for multiple platforms.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Great Review of My Books

Lovely review of three of my books that came out this year: BABY ORCA, RATTLER, and ALIENS FROM EARTH. Thank you, Bill Ruehlmann, Norfolk Virginian Pilot Online.

Sunday, October 30, 2016

New Books

I'm pleased, happy, elated to have three new books this year: BABY ORCA , RATTLER and ALIENS FROM EARTH, about invasive species. Killer whales, rattlesnakes, invasive species. Nature is fascinating, beautiful, wondrous.

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Is It Too Much to Ask?

Is it too much to ask that each of us appoint ourselves a committee of one and do one kind thing each day? Start with your children, your spouse, your partner, your co-workers. Few of us will have an impact on life at the global level, but all of us can affect our families, our friends, and our communities. We all have the gift of life on this one planetary ship. Our lifetimes are short and none of us will get off this ship alive. Can we not respect each other as fellow members of the one human species that inhabits Earth? You do not have to love a person to respect him or her. We all share the human condition. We are all fellow travelers on the journeys of our lives. What a wondrous gift this is, but some people live as if they hate the fact they were born and try to make life as miserable as possible for others. Years ago my mentor, well known attorney Morris Ernst, the person who helped me get my first book published, said there are no big things in life. There is only trivia. But if we tend to the trivia in positive ways, the effects are cumulative and can make profound differences. Being kind is easy: smile at a child, call a friend, touch the hand of a person in pain, speak out against injustice, have real face-to-face conversations, not just text messages. Our country is reeling from pain. We need to connect, to listen to each other, to stop playing the blame game and try to understand each other and find solutions together.

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Summer Sale

My e-book, HOW TO HAVE SEX IF YOU'RE NOT HUMAN, is on sale at half price through July.
Check out the fascinating facts of of animal--and plant--reproductive strategies. Some Caribbean fishes change sex. Snails are hermaphrodites, having their erotic cake and eating it, too! Orchids seduce their pollinators with perfumes, nectar, colors, and shapes. In nature, anything goes!