My historical novels–The Sinclair Sisters of Cripple Creek–written for WaterBrook Press, weren’t my first published books. Actually, they are books 29, 30, 31, and 32.
My first books were written for emergent readers–children’s books. And although my Desert Critter Friends series of 12 books for early readers is out of print, I’ve written six I Can Read books for Zonderkidz. With school underway for most students, I wanted to let you know I’ve written readers for your children and grandchildren, nieces and nephews, your neighbor children and the children in your church.
Desert Critter Books for Emergent Readers
Sixteen of my twenty-eight children’s books are stories set in the desert. I grew up in Southern California and have lived in the Arizona high desert for the past twenty-four years.
The Best Breakfast
A Lesson in Acceptance
Peck the quail wants to invite his friends to breakfast. But they’re all so different—and no one likes his pancakes. Will he be able to overcome his disappointment and discover what a truly best breakfast looks like?
Thank You, God, for Rain
A Lesson in Teamwork
Flash! Kaboom . . .
A summer storm is on its way. And all the desert creatures scurry to collect cool rainwater.
What do you think they’ll do with it?
The Princess Twins Books For Emergent Readers
The Sinclair Sisters aren’t the first sisters in my writings–meet the princess twins!
The Princess Twins and the Puppy
A Lesson in Trusting God.
Send out a search party for Puppy! Abby hears Puppy in the basement. But it is so dark down there.
Is Abby brave enough to rescue Puppy?
The Princess Twins and the Tea Party
A Lesson in Humility.
Emma wants the spring tea party to be perfect, even when Abby reminds her that only God is perfect. And just when the guests arrive, disaster strikes. Can Emma relax and enjoy the party?
The Princess Twins Play in the Garden
A Lesson in Inner Beauty.
Emma and Abby are playing with friends.
But Emma is more concerned with how she looks than having fun.
Will Emma learn what’s more important?
The Princess Twins and the Birthday Party
A Lesson in Kindness.
Emma and Abby are having a birthday party. They are dressed in their best clothes. One guest doesn’t have a fancy dress, but Emma wants her to come.
What can Emma do?
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