First Author Visit!

As a teacher, I spend a lot of time in a school building. However, last week I spent time as not only a teacher, but as an author as well. To say that last week filled my cup is an understatement. I had the opportunity to read The Kindness Machine to each grade level, kindergartenContinue reading “First Author Visit!”

K is for Kindness

K is for KINDNESS. I have really enjoyed blogging letters A-J so far on this AtoZ blog challenge, but I have really been looking forward to K. If you have been reading for awhile, you know that the idea of kindness is a hot topic for me, so much so that I wrote a children’sContinue reading “K is for Kindness”

Thank you!

It has been a very exciting week post book launch! First and foremost, thank you to everyone who purchased a copy of The Kindness Machine, who shared with friends/family and all who sent kind messages. This book launch has been something I have dreamed about for years and it did not disappoint. I am veryContinue reading “Thank you!”

Book Launch Day!

Cue the music! Cue the happy dance! Today I celebrate the launch of The Kindness Machine! March 22, 2022 will forever be the book birthday for my first book. Today I celebrate this book with my husband, the illustrator who helped bring this book to life! We celebrate with our kids, who the book isContinue reading “Book Launch Day!”

Tomorrow is launch day!

March 22, 2022 has been on my calendar for months. Tomorrow, The Kindness Machine officially releases into the world! Thank you to everyone who has already preordered. I hope you enjoy your copy and read it often. Please share pictures on social media and use #thekindnessmachine. I would love to read your review on AmazonContinue reading “Tomorrow is launch day!”

1 Book. 50 States. Sharing Kindness.

If you have been reading for awhile, you know that I LOVE Free Little Libraries. In 2019, my husband, kids and I built a little library that is in front of the elementary school where I teach. My goal is to have The Kindness Machine in one little library, in all 50 states by MayContinue reading “1 Book. 50 States. Sharing Kindness.”

Apparently We Can’t Stop KINDNESS!

The Kindness Machine officially launches on March 22, 2022. BUT! It has a mind of its own! Yesterday a few people started receiving their preorder copies and I absolutely love it! We can’t stop kindness! If you were one of the lucky early birds, please STOP WHAT YOU ARE DOING AND LISTEN! I hope youContinue reading “Apparently We Can’t Stop KINDNESS!”

First book event

Happy Monday! Last weekend, my husband and I attended our first book event! We were invited to set up a table at a local corn maze. This year, the corn maze spelled out BE KIND. After the event, I found out that the message in the maze was to honor a young man who thisContinue reading “First book event”

Book Cover Reveal!

Drum roll please! I am absolutely thrilled to share the book cover for The Kindness Machine! A massive shout out to illustrator and hubby, Chad Dankert, for taking this idea and bringing it to life. This cover is a little bit different because it allows for another question…WHAT IS UNDER THE SHEET?! I am askingContinue reading “Book Cover Reveal!”