Barnes&Noble emailed me...

Barnes&Noble emailed me...

An author's routine:

STEP 1: Decide to write a book

STEP 2: Write a book

STEP 3: Dream of getting in bookstores eventuallysomedaymayyyybe

—Or —

STEP 3.1: This happens:

"Do you do author visits at bookstores?" a lady asked at the Milford Pumpkin Festival.

"I ... haven't ... yet?" was my (so polished) reply.

"I'm a manager of several Barnes&Noble locations," she said. "I'd love to have you come read your books."

😳 what

Okay, so, that happened.

Fast forward two months, and ... I'm going to be reading at not one, but TWO Barnes & Noble stores — THIS WEEKEND!!!

WHERE: Leominster, Mass. (120 Watertower Plaza)
WHEN: Saturday, Dec. 9, 11:30-3:30


WHERENatick, Mass. (1324 Worcester St., across from the mall)
WHEN: Sunday, Dec. 10, 11:30-3:30

We'll do readings every half hour both days.
In between readings, I'll have a table — and our giant castle prop — with products from the Skoshie & Friends Storybook Collection available for purchase:

  • books
  • plushies
  • stickers
  • (hopefully) our brand-new coloring book

And the events themselves are free

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I'm so excited for these events, and I hope you can come by for a visit! :)


The Skoshie & Friends Adventures books are about three unlikely characters:

  • a cat who is timid but goes beyond her comfort zone and finds good things (and unexpected friends) in the wild woods
  • an octopus who can’t walk well (but with eight arms can do lots of other things well!) learns to focus on his strengths not his struggles
  • a dragon who isn't as big or loud as the other dragons, but is enough in his own way (and even discovers a castle!)

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