Brilliant Day at the Festival by the Lake in Wakefield!

Brilliant Day at the Festival by the Lake in Wakefield!

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

ERDG Art/Science Contest

ERDG Art/Science Contest

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!

Shark Tooth Hunting at Venice Beach, Florida

Shark Tooth Hunting at Venice Beach, Florida

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

A Hermit Crab Finds His House

A Hermit Crab Finds His House

A perfect video showing how a hermit crab really finds and checks out a new home. His tail is super soft, so he needs to be certain the shell is empty and the move is swift so he can stay safe. Check out the video below!

A Manatee and Her Calf

A Manatee and Her Calf

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.

This Video Made My Day!

This Video Made My Day!

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.

A Scene from “Bay State Skye”

A Scene from “Bay State Skye”

Taking a scene from “Bay State Skye,” here are a couple of photos from the great pumpkin weigh-in at the Topsfield Fair, 2018. Unlike 1990, this year served to be a record breaking year for the great pumpkin, but my opinion hasn’t changed since writing “Bay State Skye.” I still like the smaller, rounder, orange

Take a Close Look at Sand

Take a Close Look at Sand

Sand is made up of such an interesting collection of diverse particles from the sea. This close-up look really illustrates this point. How many different pieces can you identify and classify?

Publishers Weekly BookLife Review is in for “Bay State Skye.”

Publishers Weekly BookLife Review is in for “Bay State Skye.”

We’re pretty excited to read about Publishers Weekly’s BookLife Prize assessment of our latest book, Bay State Skye.We’ve gotten wonderfully positive comments from readers, and now to hear that critics like it as well, we couldn’t ask for anything more. Below is their assessment: Publishers Weekly BookLife Prize Review: Inspired by true events, this well-researched...

Thank You, Gloucester MA!

Thank You, Gloucester MA!

THANK YOU, GLOUCESTER!! You made our “Bay State Skye” book release weekend a fun-filled, memorable and very successful event! It was so good to catch up with old friends and to make some new ones, too! Hope you enjoy reading the “Bay State Skye.”

The Seine Boat Race in Gloucester 2017

The Seine Boat Race in Gloucester 2017

The Seine Boat Race is another time honored event that takes place every summer in Gloucester during St. Peter’s Fiesta. It was from this event that the dory race teams were selected to compete against the strong teams from Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. Both these events are featured in our new book, Bay State Skye. Enjoy the