Saturday, April 1, 2017


Thank you so, so much to everyone who was able to swim on over to Lucy and Sherman's launch party!

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

What's in the box?

Is it a stuffed lobster toy? Maybe.

Is it a three foot tall, giant stuffed lobster toy in bright red with antennae and claws and a squishy tail and loving eyes? Perhaps. 

Do I have any self restraint? Apparently not. 

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Big Surprise

Went to load the car for a school visit. 
Found this. 


Monday, March 27, 2017

Winner Winner, Lobster Dinner!

Just picked up another goody for my launch party raffle basket - heh heh heh...

Lucy Loves Sherman

Book Launch Party
Barnes & Noble
Jensen Beach
Sat April 1
11:30 am
Reading * Crafts * Prizes

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Sea Salt Cookies - Nom, Nom

This is one of my favorite recipes - Sea Salt Chocolate Chip Cookies. You can find the "how to" here - as well as a behind the scenes peek at my office space - in this delightful and delicious interview :)

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Gettin' Crafty

A big wet, splashy thank you to my illustrator, Meg Walters, for thinking up this adorable lobster headband craft. Can you just imagine a classroom full of these? I mean C'MON! Adorable. 

Friday, March 24, 2017

Vivian Kirkfield Review

LUCY LOVES SHERMAN was recently reviewed by the talented Miss Vivian Kirkfield, and I am so excited that she liked it! when I read her article, I was all, like,...

She made wonderful comments like "love books that make me laugh and cry…and this one does both. So funny and so sweet!" - and she includes tips for making an ADORABLE lobster craft project. Thank you Vivian!

For the full article, please visit:

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

From the desk of Sherman Peterson

And we have a winner! Congratulations to Jennifer Dierolf Trent (aka slpreppy) who posted a comment over on my Instagram page! Thank you. I can't wait to get these in the mail to you (with a note from Sherman of course...)

Kathy Temean Interview

The wonderful Miss Kathy Teman inetrviewed Meg Walters and I about LUCY LOVES SHERMAN. We share our book journey, lots of images from the book, as well as a giveaway!

For the full interview please visit:

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Winner, Winner, Lobster Dinner!

It's my book birthday for Lucy Loves Sherman and so - obviously - there needs to be presents! (And cake. And ice cream. I'm getting off track...)
ENTER TO WIN this adorable lobster dress and John-John set by commenting here or on my Instagram page! Contest ends at midnight. Winner will be announced tomorrow.
Thanks to the folks at Seahorse Charleston I have a few size options for whoever catches these little guys.
And don't get your antennae in a twist if you don't win today. I'll be raffling these same outfits again - and more! - at my book launch at the Jensen Beach Barnes & Noble on 4/1 at 11:30! #lucylovessherman #lobsterlove#johnjohnstyle #coastalkids

Monday, March 20, 2017

Counting the days...

ONE DAY!! Until the official release of #LucyLovesSherman @CrazyDogDesign @skyponypress @cbaileybooks @nfrail17 #KidLit #picturebooks

Wednesday, March 8, 2017


Calling all lobster-lovers, book-a-holics, kids, and caregivers - you are invited to the launch party for my third book, LUCY LOVES SHERMAN, on April 1 at the Jensen Beach Barnes & Noble at 11:30am.
There will be a reading, signing, crafts, and most importantly an awesome gift basket giveaway. (Not to brag but my gift baskets are kind of amazing. Ok I'm bragging. But I am really excited about this one!!)
I hope to see you there!


Friday, March 3, 2017

Luna Fest

Thank you to the Junior League of Martin County for the opportunity to be one of your sponsors at this year's fabulous Luna Fest! And yes, there are invites to my book launch and in all 500 of those goody bags!

(Phote credit for the stunning images: DANIELLE LOVE PHOTOGRAPHY)

Thursday, March 2, 2017


I simply adore the website and critique service at RATE MY STORY, and so of course I was super flattered when they asked me to write an article for their newsletter. You can read the full article here:

Thank you Heather and Sophia!


Friday, February 24, 2017


Kid Lit Reviews wrote up an amzing review of LUCY LOVES SHERMAN. The author totally nailed what I was trying to accomplish. What can I say? I'm feeling all the feels!

For the full review, please visit: 

Thursday, February 16, 2017

A Face for Radio

Last night I was a guest on a local radio program, WSTU 1450 because I am helping sponsor a local women's film festival called LUNAFEST.

The event's goal of promoting women and their communities aligns perfectly with the feisty, "you go girl!" spirit of LUCY LOVES SHERMAN, so participating was a no brainer! 

The interview was also broadcast on Facebook Live and affiliated You Tube stations. It was so much fun and I'm grateful for the opportunity to chat about MIND YOUR MONSTERS, HYPNOSIS HARRY and the forthcoming LUCY LOVES SHERMAN.

The event is being hosted by the Junior League of Martin County, and for more, please visit: 

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Storybook Forest

I had a wonderful time as the featured speaker at Vero Beach's Storybook Forest. Thank you for having me! And for anyone interested in early learning initiatives, please check out your local ELC for similar events.

Monday, February 6, 2017


It’s February and love is in the air. So I wrote a poem for you. 

Lobsters are red.
Water is teal. 
I hope that you love 
my Cover Reveal! 

Okay, so water isn’t really teal – but I do have the final, 
super official cover for LUCY LOVES SHERMAN to share with you. 

Ta Da! Consider it an early Valentine’s Day Gift. 

And here is an adorable video made by 
the amazing illustrator, Meg Walters, showing the new cover:


And for more splashy treats, please swim on over to Tara Lazar’s website for an interview with yours truly, and amazing illustrator, Meg Walters. There is a free giveaway, and the link is:

#lucylovessherman #coverreveal #kidlit #picturebooks @CrazyDogDesign @skyponypress @cbaileybooks @nfrail17

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Camp Read-A-Lot

Another day, another book event :) Thank you so much to the utterly amazing staff of Citrus Grove Elementary! I was so flattered to be the the only author at your Camp Read-A-Lot. Between the presentations, the book fair, and the bonfire I was in Author Visit Heaven! (And yes, I came home and made s'mores in the microwave.)
You guys are so always awesome to work with. Thank you again.

Friday, January 20, 2017


Kicking off the weekend with the arrival of my splashy LUCY LOVES SHERMAN bookmarks! If anyone asks I'll play it cool and say I ordered 100. (But I think we all know that means 1,000.)


Saturday, January 14, 2017

Where's Harry?

10 points for anyone who can spot HYPNOSIS HARRY 
in this crazy awesome display at Gumbo Limbo's children's store...

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Da dum. Da dum. Da-dum-da-dum-da-dum!

Ta da! Here is the cover reveal for Jess Keating's fabulous new book, Shark Lady.

As a born and raised Floridian, this book has me eighty kinds of excited. A SHARK book! For GIRLS! And boys too - obviously - but still my daughters are going to eat this up.


Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Calling All Educators!!

Attention all teacher and media specialist friends! Barnes and Noble is offering (even more) discounts to educators on Jan 7-15th. All you need is your educators card (or a school ID).

Learn more here:

And here:

And thank you for all you do for us and your students! :)