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Pick up a copy of BOOTS today and read for yourself why Carmela's book is on Amazon's Best Sellers List for Children's Self Esteem and on the 10 Best Book List for kids at The National Center for Self Esteem.

"It's more important now, than ever before, to help children unfold into their own splendid uniqueness."
   —Carmela

The Tumbleweed Came Back

SOME NEWSY NEWS...

I'm so delighted to announce my zippy story, THE TUMBLEWEED CAME BACK, illustrated by Kevin Rechin, has been nominated for a Colorado Book Award.

Many of you may not know that TUMBLEWEED went through 4 rewrites to become what it is today; rollicking and rhyming. And... interestingly, I loved each one of those uniquely different versions.

Princesses are everywhere... even at the campgrounds. I am giddy to announce the sixth book in my princess series, DO PRINCESSES MAKE HAPPY CAMPERS? due out late early 2015. (Pssst... it's my very favorite of the series so far. You wont want to miss this one!) More exciting details to follow.

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"It all started with a question. Doesn't everything?"

Three cheers for my daughter, Annie! Her persistent questions became the title of my first published children's book, DO PRINCESSES WEAR HIKING BOOTS? Of course every good question deserves a good answer, or at least a point in the right direction. As you may have noticed in many of my books, I'm quite fond of Q and A. But did you also know I am equally fond of metaphors? (THE TUMBLEWEED CAME BACK.) And whacky humor too? (THANK YOU, AUNT TALLULAH!)

Read the interview that explains why little girls are so ready for the "hiking boot princess."
Read the true story of when Annie asked the title question.
Publishers Weekly talks prim, prissy... and powerful princesses...


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Check out DIY SUPER HERO emblem templates, daisy crowns and more!

WATCH my latest (first!) video as I demonstrate how to make silk daisy crowns just like the ones in the books!

Can you find all the mini pink balloons floating around my website?
How many can you find?