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Have you supported Ducky & Spike yet?

Word of mouth is key to funding Ducky & Spike’s new book. Please help me spread the word!

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Drumroll please… Ducky’s Kickstarter is live!

Please help Ducky and Spike spread the word about their new story. The Kickstarter is live now. We have 30 days to raise enough money for the book to become a printed reality. And, it’s the only way you can get your hands on the sewing pattern for Spike! Want to learn more? Visit the … Continue reading »

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1…2…3… Kickstart! Ducky and Spike is going live this week!

Want a sneak peek at the Kickstarter video! Just click the link below. kickstart-ducky

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Ducky Sewing pattern now available!

The sewing pattern for Ducky, the main character in my new book, Ducky’s New Ball, is now available! Ducky is a sweet 6″ poseable doll made from cotton knit and wool felt with a wooden doll body. The pattern is illustrated with photographs and clearly written. There is a list of suppliers included as well. … Continue reading »

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Don’t Cry, Spike! Pre-orders now available!

When I told Spike it’d be a couple of months before the book was ready he was very sad. I’m hoping putting the book up for pre-order will make him a little happier! Pre-order Ducky & Spike now and save $2.00 on the retail price! For a limited time, pre-orders for Ducky & Spike will … Continue reading »

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Things just got a little “Duckier” around here!

  I’m so excited to share the new photos of Ducky and Spike. We spent this afternoon in a dear friend’s photography studio, Unforgettable Photos, in my hometown of Manchester, MI. The pictures turned out beautifully for the book. I’m so excited to give you a top-notch product!  The book will be a 40 page … Continue reading »

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Meet Ducky and Spike in Person!

Meet Ducky at Enchanted Passage in Sutton, Massachusetts. Today at 2 PM!

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Ducky and Spike, test shots with scenery

I’ve always wanted to make illustrations with my dolls, so this year I decided to get rid of the fear and go for it. I still have some tweaks to make, but I’m getting closer. What do you guys think?    

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When You Are Brave…

William Ogmundson and I are at it again! Will is the lyricist and composer for Hapenny Magick, the Musical, and we’ve just finished a new musical especially for kids age 4-8. Here’s a sneak listen (and Will wants me to apologize for his singing, but I think he has a great voice!) the new musical … Continue reading »

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Getting to know Huldfreyja–My writing process for the sequel to Hapeny Magick

My writing process for Tangled Magick, the second book in the Hapenny Magick series, was much different than writing the first. For one thing, I already knew my characters through and through, so there would be no surprises, right? Wrong! My characters threw me curveballs while I was writing—especially Leif. I do plan for surprises … Continue reading »

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