Tales for the Young and Young At Heart

A Middle Grade Fantasy Adventure 

For 9+ Readers

Cora's a young girl with two dreams: to be a dragon jockey when she grows up and to own a pet dragon now. She constantly buys "egg packs" at the dragon emporium in hopes that one will hatch into a rare pet-sized dragon, but only gets short-lived mayflies. However, when an unexpected egg does develop into something new, Cora may be over her head.

A Humorous Fantasy Adventure 
Thaddeus F. Whiskers is a pampered palace pet, a kitten enchanted to never become a cat. Princess Clarice loves him, for in the entire kingdom, there is no other kitten as cute or as clever. He leads a life of cushions and cream until a wizard's "gift" results in his banishment. Determined to make it back to the princess he loves, he escapes into the wilderness where he discovers the lair of a dragon.
Grandious, the dragon, doesn't care about anything besides himself. He wants to be left alone with his treasure. However, there is something about Thaddeus that has him entranced. He finds himself opening his home and his heart to the little cat. 
Thaddeus is a small creature in a big world. Between him and his beloved Princess stand conniving wizards, would-be-step-mothers, and rampaging rats. However, when danger threatens both Clarice and Grandious, Thaddeus won't allow his size to get in the way of saving his friends.

A Free Short Story!


There's no such thing as a Pacific Tree Octopus, and gullible is not in the dictionary. 

Eight-year-old Liesel has compiled a list of wildlife to see during her family's vacation in Olympic National Park. When her know-it-all big brother discovers one of her "most wanted" creatures is a Pacific Tree Octopus, Liesel finds herself humiliated. 

Liesel is not one to back down. She knows there's such a thing as the Pacific Tree Octopus, and she's going to set the perfect trap to prove it.


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