It Starts With a Lie

It Starts With a Lie

“It Starts With a Lie” takes place in Red Wing, Minnesota in 1973, and is the sequel to “They’re Always With You.”

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They’re Always With You

They’re Always With You

The idea for They’re Always With You began in a children’s literature class. The assignment was to write a one-page paper in the voice of a child; from age two to 18. When I sat down to write, the voice of Colette leapt onto the page. I read my one page to the class and my teacher said, “Mary Clare, that’s a book.” I was surprised to say the least. She said, “Think about it, let it percolate, and it will come to you.” And it did. Anytime I sat down to write, the strong and insistent voice of Colette came to me right away. I am excited about finishing this story and now publishing it. The next step will be the marketing and I’m looking forward to that...

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Barefoot, Shoefoot

Barefoot, Shoefoot

Barefoot, Shoefoot is flat-spined, easy-reader picturebook featuring delightful animal characters who wear different footwear for different situations, and also enjoy the pleasure of being barefoot from time to time! The lively, colorful illustrations are eye-catching and the simple phrases will help young people build up their basic vocabulary, especially concerning footwear. “When I wear rain boots, / I can dance through puddles after a summer storm. / When I wear cowboy boots, / I’m the tallest one in my class.” A fun and enjoyable read-aloud book to share. ~Midwest Book...

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Warning! Family Vacations May Be Hazardous to Your Health

Warning! Family Vacations May Be Hazardous to Your Health

Against the backdrop of the Rockies, Yellowstone, Lake Superior, Washington, D.C., “Warning! Family Vacations May Be Hazardous to Your Health” is a must for all parents who have looked forward to a family vacation only to pull their hair out strand by strand because their children will not stop fighting. It’s a rollicking ride that creates a sense of wonder for places visited but the main theme is the family and its often challenging relationships.  As the sibling conflict escalates, major adjustments are needed.  Within the chapters are practical solutions any parent can use. Encompassing seven years in the family’s life. the gets a flavor of traveling with preschoolers, adolescents, and teenagers.  Filled with adventure and humor, this is not a book anyone will soon...

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