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It’s Pumpkin Time!

One of the greatest compliments I’ve received was when a colleague exclaimed after reading PUMPKIN TIME!, “You’ve written a mindfulness book!” I was so pleased to hear this, because PUMPKIN TIME! is indeed about paying attention…to the moment, to what’s going on around you, to others. For me, too, it is about process (whether that’s the […]


Explore story structure, visual literacy, and creative expression with PUMPKIN TIME! I’m pleased to share the PUMPKIN TIME! Common Core State Standards-Aligned School Activity Guide for Grades K-3. Please feel free to download this guide for your students. Thanks to Debbie Gonzalez of Guides by Deb and Carmen Oliver of the Booking Biz! PUMPKIN TIME! […]

GROW YOUR OWN: It’s that time of year again…and it’s raining pumpkins! And stories!

I’m over-the-pumpkin happy to share with you Growing Ideas, the blog of, where you’ll find my guest blog about growing your stories as well as your own pumpkins. It’s all about creating a little magic and we do that in the garden and on the page. I hope you’ll send me snapshots of your gardens and […]

Teacher Appreciation Gift

Carmen Oliver, author and founder of The Booking Biz, has created the best PUMPKIN TIME! TEACHER APPRECIATION GIFT! Check-it-out! And anyone who can’t make it to the book signings coming up or order a signed copy, please email me and I’ll send you a signed bookplate.