November 26, 2018

 "Young readers will fall head over heels for brave and lovable Ollie. In a world where it's hard to feel accepted for who we are, Ollie shows us just what to do!"

- Mollie Gee

I am honored such an accomplished and respected professional, kind and compassionate person, f...

October 15, 2018

I am so excited to introduce you to the award-winning, Ollie the Owllama illustrator extraordinaire, Ashley Teets! I am so lucky to have this talented and artsy yin to my writing yang. She was able to bring my written vision to life better than I had imagined it could...

September 4, 2018

As I send my girls back to school, I have many mixed emotions.  I will so miss our summer of beach trips, traveling to see family, amusement parks, the pool…and sleeping in later than 6:30am!  We have had a busy, and amazing, few months!

I miss having a f...

July 18, 2018

I have received so many fun texts and emails since the release of Ollie the Owllama!  Some of my favorites have been pictures of owls and llamas that have reminded readers of Ollie and his friends and family.  The picture I have included in this post was from a friend’...

July 13, 2018

Who doesn’t like a mini pancake on a stick?  Well…I imagine Ollie would just adore this tasty treat served at the launch party this past weekend.  It’s the perfect appetizer, right?  It is if you’re an owllama (or any pancake enthusiast for that matter!).  I think the...

June 26, 2018

I've always loved New Orleans, but now it holds a very special place in my heart.  This past weekend, Ollie the Owllama made it's debut at the American Library Association Annual Conference in NOLA, and the reception was amazingly overwhelming!  I still feel like I am...

June 9, 2018

This past week I went on my daughter’s 6th grade trip to the Riverbanks Zoo in Columbia, South Carolina.  We got up early the third to last day of school before Summer break, packed our bagged lunches and left the middle school on a Rose bus.  

On ou...

June 3, 2018

Did you know there are ‘Fun Facts’ about owls and llamas in the back of the Ollie the Owllama book?

One fun fact about owls is that after they eat their prey, they spit up an owl pellet.  It contains all the parts they can’t digest, like bones and fur.  My 12-year-old d...

April 23, 2018

There is nothing better than sun-ripened strawberries in the spring.  It is the beginning of strawberry season here in Charlotte, NC, which means we will be eating strawberry EVERYTHING for the next month – strawberry jam, strawberry bread, strawberry baked oatmeal…you...

April 21, 2018

You can imagine my excitement Friday when I opened my front door to let the gorgeous day shine in and found Ollie had arrived!  I smiled, did a little jig, made sure I had my phone’s camera ready and tore into the box…and I was not disappointed!  He is wooly like a lla...

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