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Author Visits

Read-Alouds & Fun Stuff


Librarians, Teachers & Community Organizations:

Are you interested in an Author Visit ? 

I'm now booking virtual school visits for 2021 !

Inquiries: info@dogsandbooks.com

I'm a children’s author who loves rescue dogs as much as I love to write! So, naturally, I combined them! I've authored three children’s books, all with rescue dog themes and each with lessons applicable to children everywhere:

  • SECOND-CHANCE SAM: King of the Junkyard 

    • Everyone deserves a second chance!

    • Making new friends, being thankful for what we have, not to judge a book by its cover


    • Love is a beautiful gift!

    • The importance of family, doing one’s duty, and giving of oneself to bring others happiness

  • CAROL’S QUEST FOR COURAGE, A Santa’s Dog Story 

    • Courage grows inside each of us!

    • Finding one’s voice, trying new things, and the importance of helping others

Virtual School & Library Visits

Virtual school and library visits by an author are an exciting and engaging way to promote literacy!

A virtual visit is a 25-30 minute Skype session to include a brief discussion about the story characters and theme, followed by the story reading and then a Q&A session.

Have other ideas you want to incorporate? Sounds great! Email me to discuss and to learn how to get a FREE virtual author visit! info@dogsandbooks.com

Is your school or organization looking for a unique fundraiser? I'd love to work with you!


FREE Read-Alouds

I hope you enjoy these read-alouds for each of my children's books, along with a downloadable coloring page. Woof Woof!

Everyone deserves a second chance!

Second-Chance Sam read-aloud

*A 2019 Kirkus Reviews' Best Book*

Love is a beautiful gift!

Second-Chance Sam read-aloud


A lonely shelter dog gets a new lease on life in this fun story about acceptance.

"A moving tribute to shelter dogs, the humans who love them, and the wisdom of looking beyond outward appearances." - Kirkus Reviews (starred review)


Santa’s best dog falls from the sleigh and finds a family who needs him, in this story that shows us how love is a beautiful gift and a powerful force, even when our loved ones are far away.

2019 IBPA Benjamin Franklin Silver Winner!

Courage grows inside each of us!

Second-Chance Sam read-aloud


(A Santa's Dog Story)

Santa's singing dog is too afraid to sing! Carol leaves the North Pole in search of her voice and finds a girl in need of help. Can Carol overcome her own fears to help the girl? Root for Carol as she proves that courage grows inside each of us!

Music Classes & Choirs

CAROL'S QUEST makes for a unique and fun musical project! Take a listen.

Second-Chance Sam read-aloud

I've developed lesson plan packets full of problem-based learning projects for grades K-6 for each of my children's books. 

Email me at info@dogsandbooks.com or use the form below to request your FREE copy

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