Take Me To Your BBQ Category

Icing On The Cake

I love visiting schools!

I’ve had great visits these last two weeks to Duchesne Academy and Bunker Hill Elementary in Houston.

I’ve been showing students this picture of myself taken on my recent vacation which included this stop in the … Read More


Great support makes all the difference!

When I did a story time to read TAKE ME TO YOUR BBQ at the BookPeople in Austin in August, I was fortunate to have the support of my husband and some wonderful writers from Austin, including Cynthia Leitich Smith.… Read More


Hurrah for Bookstores and Libraries!

What do you think about the idea that libraries and bookstores are becoming obsolete?

This week I witnessed first hand a bit of what the world would lose if we didn’t have them. I was out and about doing story … Read More


Storytime Rocks!

One of the perks of being a children’s author is having the opportunity to read to kids.

I just got back from the Austin/San Antonio area where I did story times at two wonderful independent bookstores. First I visited The Read More


Summer Fun

This has been a busy summer so far. My husband and I have visited  a friend in Austin several times who is recovering from a serious case of Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever. I’m taking ticks a lot more seriously now. … Read More


Cowboys and Aliens!


Yesterday I had two great school visits!

At Laura Ingalls Wilder Elementary in Alvin, Texas I was greeted with a big Yippee-ki-yay! Librarian Sheri Howard was a great host!

Two hundred students arrived— half as cowboys and half as aliens! … Read More


Out Of This World Visit to Sheldon Academy

Last week I visited Sheldon Early Childhood Learning Academy in Houston. The home of the Jaguars is a jewel of a school! Four hundred kids aged 3 to 6 have a campus all their own. The school’s wonderfully creative librarian … Read More


Out Of This World Launch Party!


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TAKE ME TO YOUR BBQ was properly launched this weekend! I owe a big thanks to Valerie Kohler and the staff at Blue Willow Bookshop for a fun and successful event. Not only were they terrific hosts, but Valerie … Read More



TAKE ME TO YOUR BBQ releases today!

Take Me To Your BBQ



Today I’m overflowing with gratitude to everyone who worked on this beautiful book!

I’m so thankful to free lance editor  Tamson Weston who in her former life as an editor at Disney Read More


In Search of the Perfect BBQ Cupcake



Ever since I started thinking about my book launch of TAKE ME TO YOUR BBQ from Disney Hyperion, I knew the launch party needed to include barbecue. I also wanted it to be in the Blue Willow Book Shop Read More