Maddie made a video for Violet Raines!

I discovered this wonderful video made by Maddie for Violet Raines Almost Got Struck by Lightning. Thank you, Maddie--I love it!

Click here to see the video.

Coffee with a Canine, In Which I tell you of my diablolical caffeine habit and my dog

Marshal Zeringue interviewed my little cockapoo, Casey, and me for his blog, Coffee with a canine. What's your morning caffeine ritual? I tell all in this expose! Plus, never before seen photos of Casey!

Come visit Coffee with a Canine!

Free Skype Visits with FREE BOOK SETS!

I've just signed with the Author Skype Tour to provide free Skype visits to schools to discuss my new book, Me & Jack. The first seven requesters will each receive a five piece set of beautiful, new, full-color ARCs to be used with their reading circles.

Me & Jack

Joshua knows how to play new kid: hang back, don’t talk too much, become invisible, especially if your dad’s an Air Force recruiter during the Vietnam War. When Joshua rescues Jack from the pound, they bond instantly, but after a few unsettling events occur, Joshua must fight for his home, his dad, and his beloved dog.

If you have questions, please email me at dhaworthbooks at yahoo dot com. If you'd like to check out all the nitty-gritty details or the other wonderful authors available for tour, check out the Author Skype Tour page.

Middle School Boy Talks About the Dance Last Night

Me: Hey, how was the dance last night?

Boy: Pretty good. Except for the music.

Me: What was wrong with it?
*aims rearview mirror to see boy*

Boy: *horrified expression* It was OLD!

Me: You mean like--

Boy: Dude, some of those songs were from 2004!

Eleven-Year-Old Reviews The Summer of Moonlight Secrets

Kenny Brechner of Devaney Doak & Garrett Booksellers sent me this wonderful review by eleven-year-old Zoe on The Summer of Moonlight Secrets. Zoe, thank you for the excellent write-up! You expressed your enthusiasm and mentioned the highlights of the story without giving away the secret--GREAT JOB!

Without further ado, Zoe's review: