Wednesday, November 18, 2020

                                  JUST IN TIME FOR THE HOLIDAYS!


 From the wonderful OutWest Shopcomes a special offer and contest for adults and children!    

 Purchase an autographed copy of "Desperate Straits" and receive either a second copy Free OR select a copy of my picture book "Gracie Jane" Free for the young readers in your life. 

                                           GIVEAWAY AND CONTEST details HERE 

                                                             BOOK GIVEAWAY! 

Hermit's Rest - Arizona Territory, 1887-  

An immigrant Irish girl and a veteran lawman battle for their lives when they stand between one man's obsession and the Lost Adams gold.

 "Squires’ briskly paced romance crackles with energy thanks to well-drawn characters and settings ... Squires’ use of historical details bolsters her settings, particularly the depiction of everyday life in the Arizona Territory ... A well-developed romance wrapped in an engaging and fast-paced Western, complete with strong protagonists, colorful settings, and superb historical details."

           — Kirkus Reviews


GRACIE JANE - has a heart as big 
as the Western sky, and she's always ready to lend a helping 
hand. So, she doesn't think twice about rescuing Fifi La Rue and taking the lost pup home. After all, how much trouble could one little dog be on a great big ranch? 

It's nonstop fun and excitement when one good deed turns this cowgirl's life upside down!

"Gracie Jane" is the first title of a cowgirl series that is full of action, humor, charm, and character. Written in exciting action prose with a hit of rhyme, and fully color illustrated..." ---Midwest Book Review June 2019



Monday, November 16, 2020

Nonfiction Monday


AND THAT’S THE TOOTH by Terri Fields is an informative and entertaining look at one of the many characteristics that differentiate animals – their teeth!

A full-page color photograph of each animal is obscured by a set of clues to guide the reader in identifying a dozen animals. Mammals, reptiles, and fish such as sharks, giraffes, snakes, dolphins, and even the toothless humpback whale appear as a page turn provides the big reveal and another interesting fact. A good bit of the fun is in the photographs which succeed in capturing each animal in a toothy shot of their pearly whites.

The final discussion focuses on humans with a diagram naming each type of tooth and noting that 97 of 100 people will experience tooth decay. Although cavity prevention is not discussed, this book would offer a fun introduction to the topic of tooth care.

The book identifies an audience of ages 4-7. Younger readers will find the strong visuals appealing and enjoy trying to identify each animal through the clues. Experienced readers will discover more information in the final section titled For Creative Minds where a “All About Your Teeth” highlights human dentition.  “The Right Type of Teeth” challenges readers to determine which animals are herbivores, carnivores, or omnivores based on their teeth.

The publisher, Arbordale, offers more fun facts and downloadable educational activities at

A fun introductory STEM resource for home, school, and library.

The Gingerbread Cowboy Book Trailer