Book three: THERE WAS AN OLD LADY WHO GOBBLED A SKINK is a take on the timeless children's song "There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly" in which a little old lady swallows all of her fishing gear. Illustrations will be by Ana Bermejo and the book will arrive in February 2016 from Sky Pony Press.

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My second book, THIS OLD BAND, is available! Here is the cover image created by illustrator Matt Loveridge along with the Goodreads description:

What kinds of instruments would you imagine a band of cowboys playing? Surely nothing fancy, but they can still make do with what they have, like jugs, combs, boots, and whatever else they can find. Out on the open range, with no one to tell them to quit their hollerin’, a cowboy band counts from ten to one in a tune children are familiar with. Silly phrases, toe-tapping rhythms, and the occasional twist make these cowpokes a great addition to any story-time or bedtime lineup.  

Featuring a ragtag group of cowboys from author Tamera Will Wissinger, and colorful, offbeat illustrations by Matt Loveridge, This Old Band is sure to delight children and adults alike (and teach kids a few things about counting and noises) with a fun take on a popular nursery rhyme. Click here to connect to THIS OLD BAND on Goodreads.

Here is the book trailer for THIS OLD BAND:

 

 

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My first book, GONE FISHING: A Novel In Verse, released on March 5, 2013 with Houghton Mifflin Books for Children. 

My first published book, GONE FISHING, A Novel in Verse, is a story told with poetry arrived on March 5, 2013 from Houghton Mifflin Books for Children! Visit them by Clicking Here.

GONE FISHING is about Sam, a boy who is so excited about his fishing trip with his dad that he can’t sleep the night before. When Sam’s little sister Lucy tags along at the last minute, though, Sam hopes she won’t ruin his fun. 

Matthew Cordell is illustrating GONE FISHING. I've seen a sneak peek of Matthew's drawings for the book. They're really good. I'll post any preview pictures when I'm given the okay. In the mean time, you can visit Matthew's site to see his other kids books: http://www.matthewcordell.com

FOR TEACHERS, LIBRARIANS, BOOKSELLERS, READERS and PARENTS:

GONE FISHING is a story about kids and their dad having a fishing day that I told through a variety of poetic forms and poetry techniques. Here are some key words that define the book: FISHING, FATHERS & SONS, BROTHERS & SISTERS, SIBLING RIVALRY, FORGIVENESS, NOVEL IN VERSE, POETIC FORMS, POETRY TECHNIQUES. 

Available wherever books are sold.

Here is a link to Houghton Mifflin's list of retailers 

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