Find my title!

Wow, so this was an exciting night. I went online and looked over so many websites and found Penelope’s New Puppy and Penelope Picks Her Pals in bookstores all over the country and the UK! I can’t even believe it. There are deals, but watch for shipping and handling costs. Of course has almost always free shipping and depending on the amount of books you order, many other sites offer free shipping.

Today was also a great day because I met up with two friends who have purchased all three books for grandchildren. I signed all of the books according to what they asked for and it was really nice to see a smile on my friend’s face when she saw my message to her granddaughter.

I am going to be setting up some book signings as soon as I can get myself to sit and write down the locations I want to connect with.

Tomorrow night I will be at an author’s meet and greet in Providence, RI. I am hoping to connect with other authors and hear about how they get people to know what books are out there and increase interest in upcoming books.

I hope to have all of my illustrations drawn for my poem anthology done soon. I keep saying it but it takes longer than I always think it will. Please let me know if you have any ideas about the poetry or even about locations to contact for book signings, author readings, etc.

Tuesday, news day

Well, the only news to update today is that my logo is up and running and so are my multiple emails until I figure out how I want to work all of this. My merchandise is available on and my books, of course, are available on Amazon, on, and there are digital versions for Kindle and all other platforms. If you can’t find it, contact me so I can find out. This is all a big learning block and although I am enjoying it, it is a lot to remember and keep organized.

The 4th book in the Penelope series is currently with the illustrators!

Sunday already

Good afternoon. This weekend has been full of new things for me and my writing. I have signed up for various accounts including Twitter and Tumblr. My “business” is called Stine Writing. What do you think?

I will be preparing illustrations for my upcoming Poem Anthology. My “mentor”, if you will, is Shel Silverstein. He was always one of my favorite authors and he did all of his own illustrations. My illustrations are definitely not as good or advanced as his were but I am just starting out. What do you all think? Self illustrate? I feel like my drawings, especially because they are simple and black and white, are representative of the fun I want children to have when reading my poetry books. Shel Silverstein could be called my idol.

I have also been looking over merchandise ideas and marketing ideas on

Let me kow what you think about this pushing forward.

Have a great Sunday.

Three Line Tales

Good morning. Not sure how this works yet but there is a blogger who posts a picture daily and your job as writer is to make a three line tale out of it. I have to see how to get the picture but perhaps if I tag my story… If anyone ever has directions to give on these blogging things, please feel free…I accept as much help as I can.

If they were to see me, they would know exactly what I am thinking. If they knew what I was thinking, they might want to move me. I’m staying put, think what you want.