Sunday, December 25, 2011

New Troubled Tweens short story for Christmas!

I woke up a few days before Christmas with the cutest idea for a short story! Mr. Kent, the magic counselor for the Troubled Tweens, has this amazing office with floor to ceiling cabinets in every color. Inside them, he keeps all the objects he made magical when he had powers in the 1960s.

The objects are a trip down memory lane for older readers, and a delight for kids who can imagine how THEY would use such enchanted things. My daughters and I spent one day of the holiday break just brainstorming the magical items in the wall of wonders, and what they'd be for. Nine-year-old Elizabeth came up with the magical lip gloss that keeps your sister from tattling on you!

And twelve-year-old Emily gave us the idea of the magical hula hoop that takes you back in time when you spin it.

You don't have to have a Kindle to read the story. It can be read on a computer or a smart phone or an iPad if you have the free Kindle reader. So go!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

I got a lava lamp!

Friend and super-fan Sean came over with a new pink lava lamp a few days ago! Wow! I hope I don't burn my house down, as I worried about in my other post! :)

We had seen these lamps before, of course, but never brand new. It takes almost two hours for the lamp to get going the first time. We took photos every few minutes until the lava lamp started working normally, to show how it got started from factory to real lava!

Merry Christmas, everyone!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Interview at Kids Ebook

I feel so lucky! Karleen Tauszik interviewed me over at her web site after Jinnie Wishmaker made the top 10 list for downloads at

Every Saturday she updates the newest top 10 for all the major ebook retailers. An awesome service!

So go read all about this journey with Jinnie!