What is Your Adventure?

Fall has arrived in the desert southwest! Time to get outside! Hope you’ll follow along on our adventures!

Bright Angel Trail to Plateau Point

Bright Angel Trail to Plateau Point After living in Arizona for over 30 years, one would think I have hiked the Grand Canyon at least once. As it may be, not true. I've been one...

Flatiron via Siphon Draw Trail

Flatiron via Siphon Draw Trail An adventure I'll soon never forget. I had it all planned. 7am drop off at the Lost Dutchman State Park. Hike up the Siphon Draw Trail #53 to...

How I got Hooked on Hiking

How I got Hooked on Hiking Getting hooked on hiking is pretty easy and instead of sulking over the loss of 40 plus years of missed adventures why not start now?! It can't be...


‘At the Zoo with Lil Boo’ WINS PURPLE DRAGONFLY BOOK AWARD CHANDLER, AZ (June, 2012) – The judges of the third annual Purple Dragonfly Book Awards contest, which recognizes...

Horatian Ode – At the Zoo with Lil Boo – First Draft Exclusive

I have been reluctant to post this rough draft of the second book.  Why? Perhaps just my own insecurities.  Perhaps I was afraid of dishonoring the great poet Horace. ...

Oh, the Places You’ll Go!

Oh, the Places You'll Go! - It is true, I never would have imagined at the ripe age of 6 where I would have been at 20, 30 or even now coming up to 36 (Yes, I just gave away my...

You’ve Been Booed!

It's that time of year again!  "You've Been Booed!" signs should be popping up in your neighborhood! I updated the original "BOO Poem" written a few years back.  It is a great...

At the Zoo – Up Close and Personal with a Giraffe

Did you know the tongue of a giraffe is 18 to 20 inches long! Earlier this year we were able to get up close and personal with a giraffe at the Phoenix Zoo during feeding time....

Original Illustration

Earlier this morning, I stumbled across the original illustration that brought Lil Boo and Onote to a reality. Back in April/May of 2009 I was in search of an Illustrator to...

Some kind words

on past books.

Why you’ll

love it

“As the mom of four I’ve learned that the key to getting children to enjoy reading is to make them feel as though they are part of the story. Peas and Bananas Outside with Lil Boo does just that, through a fun, engaging that little ones can relate to. You know they love it when they ask for it over and over again, and my little ones continually ask for, More peas mom!. If only that mean they d eat their veggies!”


“What a colorful story for my boys- my older one actually loves reading it to his little brother. He calls it a creative reminder that they should go outside to play! If you want a sweet bedtime story for your children, this is it.”


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