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Linda is currently scheduling 2023-2024 School Visits

Books Under Contract and Works in Progress

Book cover for Two Hippos (in a boat) by Jerry Bennett

IMAGINE A ZOO
Picture Book

UNDER CONTRACT WITH

YOUNG DRAGONS

Coming in 2024!

Jon’s birthday gift is a blank zoo book. He’s disappointed until the “talking book” explains he has to use his imagination to see the zoo inside. Jon spends the day watching his imagined animals do all kinds of unusual things. At the end of the day, just as “book” promised, everything he’s seen ends up magically on colorful pages. There’s one catch. The magic only lasts until morning, so he’ll have to use his imagination every day.

Cover for Behind the Fence novel, brown monster running in green woods with lightning in evening sky

BEHIND THE FENCE
Middle Grade Novel

Stoney lost his dad in a fire, endured a move to a small town, and lives with a mother fighting depression. To top it off, his new neighbors are very strange and Stoney believes they are hiding a howling “monster” in their backyard. But he needs proof. His search gets him into trouble at school, and incites a frenzied mob to form on his neighbor’s front yard.  He’s forced to forget about his own safety and help the “monster” escape the dangerous situation he created.

Photo of GiGi (Great Grandmother) with granddaughter, reading a book together

GiGi - A Great Grandma Story

When GiGi visits, she does some funny things. She puts her teeth in a cup at night and rubs stinky goo on her knees. At bedtime she sings me songs I’ve never heard before. Sometimes she needs my help when her sweater is buttoned wrong or when she loses her purse. I miss everything about GiGi when she flies back home.

Green emerald, polished and cut into saucer shape

CRICKET’S EYE
Picture Book

Cricket is a doll that’s missing an eye. Olivia, her owner,  finds an emerald in the grass and thinks it would be a good replacement for the lost eye.  She pushes too hard and the emerald falls inside the  doll’s head. When  Olivia discovers the valuable emerald  belongs to her neighbor, she must find a way to return it.

Book cover for Donella the (green) dragon on a brown cliff, snorting out smoke

DONELLA THE BRAVE Picture Book

UNDER CONTRACT WITH

YOUNG DRAGONS

Donella, a small dragon, sneaks into a forbidden village seeking a human friend. Everyone runs away, except for one boy named Dirk. They play together until a feud breaks out between the villagers and other dragons. Can Donella and Dirk’s new friendship change the long-held belief that dragons and people can never be friends?

Brown and white sugar glider flying against black background

JAE AND JOJO
Picture Book

Two mischievous sugar gliders, Jae and Jojo, glide down off their jungle tree while their Papa is napping. At first, they have fun, but things get dangerous when they encounter a tiger, a crocodile, and a snake. When they return to their tree, they’re exhausted, and Papa can’t understand why they are so tired. 

Cartoon figure of confused graduate looking at road signs pointing in different directions

GOBS OF JOBS
Picture Book

A book for younger children using rhyme and riddles to make learning about  different jobs fun.  Each verse contains several clues, ending with the question: WHO AM I?

Book cover, white clouds against blue sky, shaped like a cat, Photoshopped to have eyes or glasses

UP IN THE CLOUDS
Picture Book

UNDER CONTRACT WITH

YOUNG DRAGONS

This book is a guessing game that focuses on animal shapes - ideal for a board book with pull up tabs or other similar formats. I have two additional books which includes other animals and well-known objects such as umbrellas and ice cream cones.

Bean plant sprout growing in glass jar

BART THE BEAN
Picture Book

This is a bean plant story told from the bean’s perspective.

Bart the Bean is plucked out of his cozy bean sack and is unhappy when he becomes part of a science experience. He doesn’t like hot sunlight or soaking in water. He’s confused about what’s happening. However, he finds his perceived suffering is really bringing about positive changes. He’s becoming what he was meant to be all along—a bean plant!

Three balloons, yellow, red and green

BIRTHDAY SURPRISE
Board Book

Molly places birthday balloons  all over the house. The night  after her party,  a thunderstorm wakes her.  When she runs to find her  parents, she is confronted  by a giant mouse. When she  turns on the lights, she realizes it isn’t a mouse at all. It’s a birthday surprise.

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