Had a blast at the Fireside Chat on last Monday! I met so many interesting people and the staff couldn’t have been more accommodating. If you’d like to hear why I wrote “Bay State Skye,” click on the photo above, and then on the video below and enjoy!
You realize you’re seriously in love with sea creatures when your daughter texts you the following and says, “Mom I think they made this comic for you!” (and they did!) Click the photo to see the full comic. Regeneration is fascinating. Enjoy!! (comic by pbfcomics.com)
The New England Aquarium does a Facebook live segment the first Friday of every month. This one’s from their herring tank and is about schooling. Did you know there are three different types of groups of fish? Click on this post to check it out!
Favorite comment from someone passing by our book display at SCSF in Gloucester last weekend, where the Bay State Skye story all began: “I read that book. What an ending! Wouldn’t of guessed a girl wrote it!” My feminist side should have been offended, but a) he called me a girl (I doubt that will ever happen
Last weekend we spent three days in Wolfeboro, NH, the area from which Frederick Small’s jurors in “Perfection To A Fault” hailed. The weather was like the Schooner Weekend chapter in “Bay State Skye.” The setting was beautiful, sitting in 90+ degree weather was tolerable, but the empty show grounds was heartbreaking! Silver lining: We
Seatales participated in this survey. The results are extremely close to the data we reported. Nice to know we are on track with other publishers.
A quick update:All of our books are now available in hardcover, paperback, and e-book format, including our children’s books. They’re available through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Brodart, Follett, and our newest distributor, Ingram Book Company (1-800-937-8200). Now getting a Seatales book is easier than ever! Happy Summer!!https://www.ingramcontent.com
We’re thrilled that all three of our children’s books in our Seatales Sea Animal Series have been chosen as Mom’s Choice Award recipients. It means a lot to have the entire series recognized in this way! “The Bumpy, Lumpy Horseshoe Crab” & “Did You Make the Hole in the Shell in the Sea?” join “Something’s
One of my favorite chapters in “Bay State Skye” includes the iconic Greasy Pole Contest. Click on either of the photos below to link to footage from NBC-Boston’s coverage of this weekend’s event. It shows great views from both the water and the pole itself, and captures the true meaning of the Greasy Pole Contest
This ten year old and his brother stopped by to ask if they could look at my books. They both chose “Something’s Tugging on My Claw!” They read the book, studied the illustrations, and read the additional information that the fish in the story provided. In the end, they declared that they liked the book
Teachers and parents: If you’re looking for an authentic art/science lesson, this is a great contest for your class or kids. Unfamiliar with horseshoe crabs? Read “The Bumpy, Lumpy Horseshoe Crab” (now available in paperback) to get the creative ideas flowing. Then enter the ERDG’s annual contest. Your work could be displayed around the world!
Giant waves at Venice Beach turned into a plentiful hunting excursion for shark teeth. There’s no need to purchase fancy screened shark tooth catchers that will mark you as a tourist. Simply wait for a day when the surf is up and walk along the edge of the shore. Shark teeth will literally fall at
There’s been a lot of attention in the media lately about plastic causing significant pollution in our oceans. Not only is it unappealing to walk along your favorite beach and see plastic straws, bags, and bottles washed up on shore, but plastic can break down enough so that sea life will ingest it, mistaking the
I could watch these graceful creatures all day! I saw hundreds of them on the west coast of Florida a year or two ago. They come close to shore to warm themselves at the power plants in the winter. Click on the video below to see the mom and her calf swimming together.
Publishers Weekly reviewed our book, “Bay State Skye,” and its going to appear in their magazine! BEST CHRISTMAS GIFT EVER! To view the review from Publishers Weekly’s site, click here!
Had an enormously fun and successful day yesterday meeting people and signing books at the Blue Ocean Event Center in Salisbury, MA. I just loved saying hello and learning a little about everyone who stopped by. And the sea theme was a perfect setting for all of my books. I even got to check out
Mike just taught me how to tie a bowline knot. I learned about these knots when doing research for my new book “Bay State Skye.” (due to be released in May, 2018) They’re used by fishermen to tie their boats to pylons because once tied, the loop doesn’t tighten. Mike learned how to tie bowline knots
There’s no greater joy for me than to see a child enjoying “reading” one of my books! I’ve heard from so many families and teachers that although the books are thought to be best suited for three to ten year olds, toddlers love them too. Thanks for sharing.