Friday, October 30, 2015

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Palm City Elementary Literacy Night

I knew it was going to be a great night when I spotted a 
MIND YOUR MONSTERS pumpkin on the 
literary pumpkin table!!

The space was set up perfectly for me and I had a blast 
handing out monster tattoos and coloring sheets.  

Don't be afraid of the weird author lady ....

Thank you THANK YOU Palm City Elementary!
Ya'll sure know how to make a girl feel welcome, 
and I loved joining all the fun and festivities!

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Felix Elementary - K!

I enjoyed an avalanche of kindergartners this week - 
and all of them were wonderfully polite! 
Thank you for having me back Felix :) 

And check out these adorable pink apple sauce treats!
Monsters never looked so yummy :)

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Barnes & Noble - Clearwater

You can go home again, and then you can sign books there!

And that is exactly what I did when I came back to Clearwater for a home town book party. Thank you for having me Barnes and Noble!!

Inkwood Books

If you are ever looking for the world's neatest indie books store - get ye to INKWOOD BOOKS! It's so cute,  the people there are super friendly, and their books are amazing! Thank you for having me Inkwood.

Friday, October 23, 2015

Bracing for a Two-A-Day

Two book events in one day? Crazy... CRAZY I tell ya! Oh who am I kidding? I can't wait to meet more monster readers!

For more info, click here:

Country Day Montessori

What is better than reading to nearly 75 little montessori monsters? Doing it with an old childhood friend, who is now an amazing educator! Thank you so much for having me Betty Jane! I will post more pictures as they become available, but I had to share this pumpkin from Cottage 2. It was filled with pudding, surrounded by cookies, and came with a beautiful Thank You card. How sweet!

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

North Elementary

I want to give an extra special, extra BIG thank you to everyone at North Elementary in Okeechobee! You all made me feel so very welcome (the donuts! the coffee! the lunch!) and I can't wait to see your little kindergarten and first grade monsters again (all 240 of them!!).  I am honored to have been your first official "author visit."

Monday, October 19, 2015

Temple Beit HaYam

Thank you SO much for having me Temple Beit Hayam! 
You have a lot of very polite little monsters and 
I hope to visit again soon!

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Sea Salt Boutique Book Signing

Um... Can I sign all my books here? 
Thank you Sea Salt Boutique! 
I loved meeting your tiny customers.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Manatee Academy

Thank you, THANK YOU Manatee Academy 
for welcoming me into your classrooms! 
I had an absolute BLAST and can't wait to return.

Debut Author Interview with Catherine Bailey

I was interviewed by the ever fabulous Romelle Broas. Thank you Romelle!!! The post includes tidbits about ontract, planning a launch party, figuring out school visits and - obviously - diet coke and nutella. You can see the full article here: 

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Diapers and Daydreams Review

"Learning how to ask nicely and have good manners – no matter to monsters or friends – has never been so easy to teach!" Read the full review here:

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Game On Mom Review

"Let’s face it, if you have children you know that teaching them proper manners such as please and thank you can be a MONSTER of a job! Not anymore! Mind Your Monsters is a great book that shows what happens when monsters, vampires, zombies, and werewolves invade Wally’s quiet town. The loud, clumsy monsters make a huge mess from knocking down lampposts to chasing the mail carriers. The monsters continue to destroy Wally’s town until he says the magic word “Please”. The not so scary book has some colorful illustrations, great examples of people and monsters using good manners, and most importantly, a cheerful ending. Using manners helped bring the townspeople and the monsters together, and they eventually had a lot of fun!"

Thank you! What a nice review :)

Friday, October 9, 2015

Pragmatic Mom Blog Review

"The monsters in this book remind me of Monsters Inc. but I’m sure that’s just a coincidence! Wally’s town is invaded by monsters who make a mess of it. The vampires of scaring kids in the park. Zombies are knocking over lampposts. Werewolves are chasing the mail carrier. What to do? Wally figures out the magic word that gets the monsters to behave. I think you know that magic word too! [picture book, ages 3 and up]"

Well this is just fabulous. Thank you!!

Palm City Elementary

The calm before the storm - a quiet hallway, an eager author. 

How do you visit 90 Kindergarteners in one day? One class at a time. 

Thank you PCE for being so welcoming and monsterously polite!

I can't wait to return for your Book Fair on October 29th, 5-7pm.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

GREAT Review from Read It Daddy

Please forgive the two-book-posts-in-one-day, but I just read the NICEST review of Mind Your Monsters. Now I feel all pumped up to go read to the Ks at Palm City Elementary tomorrow!

Bridges Montessori Book Fair

I had a blast at the Bridges Montessori book fair! Thank you for having me! And afterwards my family and I went to Wendy's for dinner, where I discovered what I want for Christmas:

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Thank You Hillsborough Library System!!

Ah, my old stomping ground - Tampa. Where I went to high school, where I had my first condo (and first roof leak), and now where my books are in the library. Well, technically all of them are checked out (how cool is that?!?!), but you know what I mean. And I am featured as a local author for the Hillsborough Library System - thank you!!

Monday, October 5, 2015

Sebastian Library Visit

This little monster knows how to accessorize smile emoticon Thank you for having me Sebastian Library! ‪#‎mindyourmonsters‬