All posts filed under: Fern & Dale

The Bird Battle… Against CANCER

My newest book will be released on December 3. The Bird Battle of Artisan Alley (pre-order here) is the sequel to The World of the Wazzlewoods. Both are part of the A Fern & Dale Fairy Tale series. I’m having a blast with these books. The other day I told my wife that I could write wazzlewood stories all day, every day. It’s a lot of fun to write wholesome adventures for kids and their families. It’s also a lot of fun to be able to include special meaning here and there throughout the books.   Nothing overbearing. The story is of prime importance. But if I can play with a theme or put a little dialogue in that makes me think of my childhood, it’s fun to do so. I had the chance to do that with the cover of The Bird Battle of Artisan Alley. In February of this year, my family’s life was turned upside down when my son was diagnosed with cancer. I was working on the first draft of this second book when out …

The World of the Wazzlewoods

A forthcoming children’s chapter book for lower grades inspired by the “magic” of Ferndale, California. What are the Wazzlewoods? Fern, Dale, and their dog, Maggie, find out when they move into Grandpa’s fancy old house in the magical town of Cream City, California. When Maggie drags a Wazzle into danger, Fern and Dale set out to save him. A fun cast of characters and a magical adventure await Fern, Dale, and you!  To be illustrated by Edward Riojas.