It says something about how busy we’ve all become when we see leap year’s extra day as an incredible gift. One day—and we’re ready to celebrate (either because we see it as an opportunity to get yet more loads of work done or because we see it as a chance to indulge in a day all to ourselves--a rare treat.)

Everybody feels pressed for time—even the young readers we write for. I know I always look forward to an hour of TV at the end of a long day. Together, my family buys a TV series, and once everyone’s finally clocked off, we watch an episode. One episode. It’s nice to get an hour of entertainment. 

I also find myself gravitating toward short stories. I love being able to sit down and read a story all in one gulp. So I’ve started putting out short story e-reads for kids. 

"Wordquake" is the first release—it’s about a girl who hates reading. Hates. And accidentally removes all the words from her school. Chaos ensues.

Librarians are already in love with Wordquake: Goodreads

You can download from:  

Sit down with your young reader—maybe during the upcoming spring break, or during the evening on that extra February day—and read the story out loud together. I hope it offers a fantastic hour of entertainment, at the point at which you and your young reader need it the most.


  1. Oh I absolutely love this idea! And this story sounds wonderful!

    1. Thanks so much! Hope you love reading it as much as I loved writing it!


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