October 3, 2018

I was honored to be asked to take part in the I Am Not Invisible campaign for Minnesota Women Veterans. The exhibit, featuring 30 Minnesota sisters-in-arms, is currently at the state capitol, and will be on tour throughout the state. Thank you 23rd Veteran, Women Veter...

April 16, 2018

It starts with the cover.

A sweet little girl, lost in thought with her faithful ‘Wizard of Oz’ terrier, evokes ‘there’s no place like home”. This beautiful scene is above a harsh photo of a humvee in an angry and dangerous desert a world away.

This juxtaposition betwee...

November 1, 2017

Poems of Earth & Sky, Love & War by Eric Chandler

Published by Middle West Press

Ladies and Gentlemen, ensure your tray tables are in their full upright position and your seat belt is correctly fastened. Hugging this Rock by Eric Chandler will zing you across the sky...

April 24, 2017

I LOVED this book, and here is my review of The Road Ahead: Fiction from the Forever War, edited by Adrian Bonenberger and Brian Castner, foreword by Roxana Robinson, cover photo and interior illustrations by Benjamin Busch. 368 pages. Pegasus, 2017.

Full of hauntings a...

January 16, 2017

I talk with author/vet M. L. Doyle about Granola, Mn in this new interview here.

January 15, 2017

When Irene, a First Nations girl, is removed from her home and sent to a residential school, she is determined not to forget who she really is.

I am Not a Number

by Jenny Kay Dupuis and Kathy Kacer, Illustrated by Gillian Newland

The way Native Americans have been treated...

January 5, 2017

Thank you for including my new book, Granola, Mn on the recommended reading list!

Click here to read the full list 

January 4, 2017

I’m happy to be a reviewer for national Multicultural Children's Book Day again this year, celebrated Jan 27. I received FIVE NATIONS-Flora, Fabric & Fauna, created by Dani Dixon. It’s a beautiful, high quality coloring book and it has been KID TESTED! (When I received...

December 7, 2016

I'm happy to announce that my new book is now available on Amazon and Barnes and Noble. 

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Book Awards
Bilingual Children's Series

2015 McKnight Artist Fellowships for Writers in Creative Prose


2014 AIGA MN Design Award for I Know how to Ni Hao

 illustrator Lucas Richards


Short stories and poetry

How to make Bosnian Chicken Salad

Hello! America

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No Problem

Pass the Hot Sauce 

Chapter Two