Thursday, December 31, 2015

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!  2015 has been a year of many changes for me, and 2016 promises new experiences, so let them all be positive.  I'm especially looking forward to the release of Squirrel Superhighway, or It's Good to be a Dog.  I wish everyone out there a year filled with all that makes you happy!

Monday, November 23, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving!

Hello!  I just wanted to pop on here to wish a happy holiday season to whomever may wander onto this page and to give a squirrelly update.  I am informed of the good news that the illustrations are almost complete, and I am hoping for even better news that they are all the way complete soon!  

In the meantime, more manuscripts are in the process of development, and both Green Gooey Goop and Silly Moments are available as soft cover and ebook in time for the holidays.  

In addition, Possum and I are adjusting well, and we are enjoying our strolls around the neighborhood.  He tries to go fast, but he's like 98 years old, so fast is really just measured by bursts of enthusiasm over bees and butterflies, and then he slows down again so he can pee everywhere.  It's idyllic, really.

I wish you a very happy Thanksgiving!

Saturday, October 3, 2015

A King's Farewell

(2004 - 2015)

King is the one closest to the birdbath in this picture.  

King lost his extended battle with cancer Thursday, October 1, 2015.  

He will always be remembered as a constant source of joy and unconditional love.

I love you, King.

Friday, June 5, 2015

Green Gooey Goop Earns Honorable Mention at the 2015 Green Book Festival

Hello, everyone!  I am excited to share with you that Green Gooey Goop has earned Honorable Mention at the 2015 Green Book Festival!  

Congratulations to all of the winners!

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Squirrel Superhighway Contract Signed

Hello!  I had the pleasure of signing the contract for my next children's picture book, Squirrel Superhighway on Friday, and I'm excited to share the news with you!  Squirrel Superhighway features a dog on a self-discovery mission who is surrounded by many graceful squirrels.  This will be another vocabulary booster in my series of feel-good stories for children of all ages and those who read with and to them.

Squirrel Superhighway will be published through Guardian Angel Publishing, which is the same publishing house that published Green Gooey Goop and Silly Moments, both of which are available as ebooks and in soft cover.  Squirrel Superhighway will be illustrated by the renowned artist, Vanda Lavar, who illustrated Tucker's Tale and Mr. Topper, the Potbellied Pig.

Look for Squirrel Superhighway soon, and I will post updates here on my blog!  Thank you!

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Orson Welles -- The Other Side of the Wind -- Indiegogo


Please join me in supporting a cause that is near and dear to my heart--the unfinished work of the late, great Orson Welles.  If you reserve a digital download of the movie for yourself for $30, you will help this film become a reality.  If you are interested in some of the other perks, there are many to choose from, including luxurious terry cloth robes and even a box of cigars.  Please visit the Indiegogo site and pledge today!  Thank you!

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Squirrelly Shenanigans Soon!

Hello, everyone!  The light is green for Squirrel Superhighway, as there is a contract on its way this month!  

Please keep a look out for posts regarding the progress of my latest children's picture book about squirrels, more squirrels, even more squirrels, and a dog who wants to be a squirrel!  Thank you!

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Guest Blog at New Tech Network

Hello, everyone!  Please see my guest blog up at New Tech Network where I talk about the value and merits of project-based learning from a mom's point of view.  Enjoy!

Friday, March 27, 2015

Thank you to everyone who participated in the book tour!

Thank you to everyone who participated in the book tour!  I appreciate the many reviews, interviews, and opportunities to guest blog!  I hope everyone continues to enjoy Green Gooey Goop, and please be on the lookout for my newest books as they are released.  Thank you!

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Feeling the Squirrelly Muse

I've been back at the page again recently, revising my manuscript for Squirrel Superhighway, which is in the process of being illustrated.  This newest children's picture book is my personal tribute to the lovely forest community of Lytle Creek, California, where I owned a small house that I lived in for two periods of five years each.  My son and I share several fond memories of this location, including the many times my little dog, Possum, attempted to interact with the squirrels gracefully gliding from tree limb to telephone pole and back to another tree branch, all on their own private superhighway.  

Likewise, in Squirrel Superhighway, a dog would like to become a squirrel since he admires them so much (and who wouldn't?).  However, he discovers through a series of attempts to be more squirrel-like that he is much better at being a dog.  He then learns to appreciate who he is, which I believe is something we could all learn more about--appreciating ourselves for being who we already are.  I hope you will enjoy this new creation when it is available!

Thursday, February 19, 2015

The Schedule for the Pump Up Your Book Tour is Live!

Monday, March 2
Book Review at The Blended Blog
Book Review at Fabulous and Fun
Tuesday, March 3
Interview at The Writer’s Life
Wednesday, March 4
Book Review at Books, Reviews, ETC
Book Review at This Mom’s Blog Life
Thursday, March 5
Book Review at Our Family’s Adventure
Friday, March 6
Monday, March 9
Book Review at Reviews That Reveal
Tuesday, March 10
Book Review at CBY Book Club
Book Review at Bookish Mommies
Book Review at Manners & Mayhem
Wednesday, March 11
Thursday, March 12
Book Review at Sweet Southern Home
Monday, March 16
Book Review at Deal Sharing Aunt
Tuesday, March 17
Guest Blogging at Lori’s Reading Corner
Wednesday, March 18
Book Review at Laura’s Interests
Thursday, March 19
Book Review at My Life Loves and Passion
Monday, March 23
Tuesday, March 24
Book Review at Undercover Book Reviews
Wednesday, March 25
Book Review at Confessions of a Reader
Friday, March 27
Book Review at A Simple Life, Really?!
Book Review at Mayra’s Secret Bookcase

Friday, February 13, 2015

eBooks Available through Guardian Angel Publishing (.com)

Hello, everyone!  This is a reminder that the books are definitely available as eBooks through Guardian Angel Publishing.  Now you can enjoy Green Gooey Goop and Silly Moments on your computer, tablet, or Kindle for the low price of $5 each!  Thank you!

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

World Read Aloud Day is March 4, 2015!

Hello, everyone!  I'm excited to be part of World Read Aloud Day on March 4, 2015.  Microsoft's Skype in the Classroom Literacy Campaign makes it possible for me to participate by reading aloud to and with students anywhere in the world on this special day.  I look forward to enjoying this experience!

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Review and Blog Talk Radio Interview Links for GGG

Please stop by and view/comment on the review for Green Gooey Goop posted today on

Also, in case you missed it earlier, here is the link to the interview by Renee Hand on Stories from Unknown Authors on Blog Talk Radio.  Enjoy!

Thank you!

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Review by Janet Ann Collins for Green Gooey Goop

Hello, everyone!  Please head over to Jan's On Words Blog for her great review of Green Gooey Goop!  Thank you!

Reminder: Interview on Blog Talk Radio Thursday

Hello, everyone!  This is a reminder that, on Thursday, January 22, 2015, at 1:00 p.m. EST (that's 10:00 a.m. here in California), Renee Hand, author of The Crypto Capers Series, will interview me on Stories from Unknown Authors regarding Green Gooey Goop!  

Click here to listen and follow the show:

I look forward to sharing some time with you on Thursday! 

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Blog Talk Radio Interview this Thursday

Hello, everyone!  I invite you to join me on Thursday, January 22, 2015, at 1:00 p.m. EST (that's 10:00 a.m. here in California), as Renee Hand, author of The Crypto Capers Series, interviews me on Stories from Unknown Authors regarding Green Gooey Goop!  

Click here to listen and follow the show:

I look forward to sharing some time with you on Thursday!

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Readers' Favorite 5-Star Book Review

Hello, everyone!  I would like to share with you the 5-star book review that Green Gooey Goop recently received from Readers' Favorite.  Enjoy!

Book Review
Reviewed by  for Readers' Favorite

Green Gooey Goop, a children's book by Anna C. Morrison, narrates the story of a mom who tries to add more green to her child's meal. She prepares a smoothie-like food with diverse green ingredients inside for her little girl who imagines the green smoothie as a mixture of disgusting and awful things such as sweaty socks and monkey. The little girl needs to eat the smelly green sandwich. She drops it and her dog licks the green stuff spilled on him. What happens to the poor dog is a mystery.

Readers, kids or adults, will enjoy the descriptive and rhyming story of a little girl who hates green stuff in her food. Everyone will enjoy reading this book since it's a common story among kids who prefer more sweets and chocolates rather than green nutritious vegetables. We may have had the same experience when we were children. Morrison just reminds us of the healthiness of green foods. Green Gooey Goop is a fun and insightful book for its readers.

The intuitive and adorable illustrations by Alexander Morris help kids be part of the story, by letting them see horrible things brewing up from the pot mom gave to the little girl. The colors are vivid and attract readers, inviting them to enjoy it to the last moment. This book is a reminder to its readers to live healthily and stop making excuses since vegetables are good for everyone. We must change our eating habits and nutrition to live better and healthier lives.

Readers' Favorite 5 Star Book Review for Green Gooey Goop.

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Inlandia Institute

I am pleased to have discovered a page featuring Silly Moments at this site today. I do have connections to the Inland Empire of Southern California, as I lived here from age 10 to various ages of adulthood, in cities including Bloomington, Fontana, Ontario, Alta Loma, Rancho Cucamonga, and Lytle Creek. Thank you, Inlandia, for featuring my work!

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!  This year offers the potential of enriched prosperity in all avenues!  Enjoy life as you embark upon new endeavors!