Welcome back, Jamie. Are
there any new surprises in this fourth book in the series?
Yes, we introduce someone outside Denny’s immediate family;
his friend, Kenny.
You have a hidden
heart in all of your books. What inspired you to do this?
Many children love to look for objects and hidden things in
books so I thought this would be a lot of fun. If they find it, they can e-mail
me and be included in the monthly drawing for a free book of their choice.
Do you sit down and
write your books all in one setting?
The actual writing of the story is usually done in a day or
even an evening. Of course that’s the first of many drafts. Also depending on
the story I do a lot of research on the internet; especially if it’s about a specific
While growing up,
what did you do for fun?
Okay, so I’ll just go ahead and date myself. My grandmother
used to cut out paper dolls for me. I played outside a lot and we played tag,
hide and go seek, king of the mountain, and on summer nights caught as many
lightning bugs (fireflies) as we could.
On yes, I have fond
memories of things like that. Any funny food stories?
Yes. My husband and I both grew up in Virginia. A few years after we were married
he joined the United States Air Force and our first official base was in California. One day
after church, a couple invited us to go out to a Burrito Restaurant. We both
looked at her and asked, “What was a burrito?” Of course, we love Mexican food
now, but had in our short life only had a taco once or twice and that was a
crunchy taco shell from a box.
When James and I
visited my aunt in California, we discovered
there are different kinds of Mexican food in the US. We’re used to TexMex here. MexiCali food is
different in a lot of ways. What’s something you do every single day?
Wake up, get a cup of coffee, and sit down to read my Bible.
What would you like
to tell us about the featured book?
Crocodile in the Closet follows along with the other books
in the series in that there will be a crocodile and four other animals in the
closet and all animals will start with the letter “C.” Denny just wants to get
his jacket out of the coat closet by the front door and keeps finding one
surprise after another. You’ll have to get the book to get the full story.
I love the fact that
your books are available on Kindle, too. Parents can help their children read
them on tablets. That’s very handy. A way to keep them entertained without
having to carry lots of things with them. How can readers find you on the
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