Doc is a veterinarian whose backyard is filled with animal friends, including Margie the myopic, sniffing skunk. One day, a mysterious visitor makes a mess and the animals must find the intruder. Will their adventures lead to more trouble or love at first smell?
When my first Siamese cat gave birth to six kittens on my bed, my appreciation for differences and the love of cats started. Cats and students have been a big part of my life for fifty years. Creative Writing was among the high school English courses I taught over my forty years in the classroom. I always wrote with my students. It provided me with knowledge of the assignment and led me down my own path of discovery. After retirement I was able to follow my passion of writing for young readers. I enjoy reading my books in elementary school classrooms and talking to my audience. They always provide me with amazing ideas and I have been able to use some of them to create new stories. I live in Colorado with my husband and one senior cat. I also enjoy being an active grandmother.
Since writing Glasses for Margie, my readers have asked for a sequel. Surprised? Yes. Desire to deliver? A challenge. I always want my young readers to be entertained and to learn something. In this book my readers learned about the benefits of having a skunk around as well as the challenges myopic skunks face. I searched and attempted a sequel several times. I asked my readers what they thought it might be like. Some suggestions came to me and I tried again. Because I always want to introduce something new to my readers, I decided to introduce an opossum. What are they really like? Why have they survived since dinosaurs? I am compelled to find new information and to share it. So when I decided to use this character in the sequel, it all started to come together. Plus, I had so much fun with the kits! This book is out to beta readers and I hope to have it in the hands of readers soon.