Drum “role” please!!


My Christmas books have arrived!  I have to tell you the story about the role of Santa in Santa’s Super Sleepover.   I have this friend who has this super cool black Schnauzer (his head shot is shown above).  Although this series is dedicated to doxies, I knew he had to be a part of one of the books.  After much back and forth with the illustrator, I think we came up with a pretty good likeness of good ole Boerne (named after the town in Texas).

My friend has been through a lot the past ten years and Boerne has been such a blessing and thus deserves his day in the sun!  Any dog lover knows the important role these lovable creatures play in comforting their human companions when things aren’t so good.

I would like to thank these special friends for being such an inspiration and important part of my life ♥


Monticellobration 2015!

MonticellobrationDSC_1934 is almost here!  Look for our booth on the square in Monticello, IL next Saturday, September 19th.

I will have all four books available featuring for the first time, Santa’s Super Sleepover. The first EVER Christmas book in the Doxie Tale series!!

As always, I will sign and personalize your books. These make great baby, birthday, or Christmas gifts for your little ones.

Start your collection today!


I’m baaaaaack!!!





Wow…I have really been slacking!!  I can’t believe it’s been a year since my last post.  For that, I apologize.  The biggest reason for this has been technical difficulties that I was unable to correct. I’ve spent some time researching and learning on how to improve my website. While I have learned a lot, there’s so much more I want to do to improve it.

I’ve also been busy publishing and promoting my last 2 books.  I went back to work full time after an 8 month retirement and found out that promoting my books takes more time than I thought!  I go out to events, spend way too much time on facebook (waste would be an adjective my husband would use), and have just been learning, learning, learning.  The pic above is me (on the right) and my friend and confidante Sue, mom of Santa from Santa’s Super Sleepover, AKA Boerne, selling my books at a market.

That really cuts into my grandma time!  So again, I apologize for the inactivity.  My goal is to keep up with this site as well as my social media sites.  So stayed tuned for more in the upcoming months.  Winter will be a good time to devote to this project as I tend to hibernate when it’s cold outside!

Doxie Tale Adventures is on facebook as well.  Like us now to join in on the silliness!

Monticellobration Sept 20th, 2014



Look what’s new to Doxie Tale Adventures.  The “Baby Bundles” include 2 personalized books (A Super Fun Day & Howloween Fun), a bib,& a onesie.  All in a super cute gift bag and all for $30.  What a great way to welcome a new baby.  Bibs, onesies, and child & adult size t-shirts also sold separately.

Come out and see me on the square Saturday, Sept 20th in Monticello IL for their Monticellobration.

Bement Book Signing Aug 27th, 2014


bement book signing with tina


I held my first local book signing last night and it was a great success!  So many of my friends and family came out to show their support for Doxie Tale Adventures.  I was even lucky enough to meet new friends from out of town.  Everyone was looking to get their hands on my newest release, Howloween Fun.  The 2nd edition of A Super Fun Day was also a popular choice.  People will have the opportunity to follow Whiskers, Wags, and Sniffy on their next adventure early 2015 with a cute camping story, Undercover Doxies.  Also next year and just in time for Christmas 2015, Santa’s Super Sleepover!  Readers have a lot to look forward to when it comes to the series.

Join me on September 20th at the Monticellobration on the square in downtown Monticello.  As always, you will get a signed copy of my two books and I personalize upon request!

Book signing Aug. 27th



The release of book 2 in the Doxie Tale Adventure series is here!!  Many have requested their personalized, signed copies so I will be holding a book signing at the Bement Library on Wed. Aug. 27th from 6-8 pm.  Come on out and get your copy.  I have limited quantities of both books.

C.I. Living Appearance




My appearance on C.I. Living has changed to Monday, Aug. 4th.  The show airs on WCIA from 4-5pm.  Hopefully, Peanut & Abby will be on the set with me discussing my upcoming book signing at the Jane Addams Book Shop.  Tune in!!

Old Glory Days June 14, 2014



doxie tales


Old Glory Days, my community’s big annual celebration, has come and gone.  The support from friends and family has been awesome.  So many people came by to congratulate me, wish me luck, buy my book, and just tell me they missed seeing me at the post office.

It was a great day.  I love my small town!  I’m back on track with key people to get Howloween Fun published on schedule.  Look for the further adventures of Whiskers, Wags, and Sniffy later this summer…just in time for Halloween.

Summer Reading Program


Peanut with glasses

Put on your readers and grab your little readers for the Bement Library Summer Reading Program starting this Wed, June 4th @ 6:30.  I will be reading A Super Fun Day on Wed, June 11th.  The program runs every Wed. in June, preschoolers thru 7th graders welcome.  Sign up at the Library now & stop by on the 11th to see me!

A Super Fun Day…available in bookstores now!





Here it is folks…my dream come true!  My book has finally made it’s way to the bookstores.  Not only is it now available in the Champaign IL Barnes & Noble but the Jane Addams Book Shop in downtown Champaign has it on hand as well.  I am truly a happy camper!!!

I will be signing my books at the Jane Addams Book Shop on Saturday Aug. 9th at 2pm…please tell your friends.