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WARRIOR: A Patient's Courageous Quest


Coming from Sleeping Bear Press, July 2023

Only the fiercest of warriors will ring the bell at the top of the mountain and rid their kingdoms of beasts. A young girl and her best canine friend combat a series of allegorical obstacles, paralleling her battle with cancer, in this tale of strength, bravery, and friendship.

Signed copies available for pre-order until launch (7/21) from Parnassus:

Signed copies available for pre-order after launch (7/22) from Carmichael's:

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WHERE: Parnassus Books

3900 Hillsboro Pike Suite 14

Nashville, TN 37215

WHEN: July 22, 2023, at 2:00 pm CST

WHO: Everyone!

HOW: RSVP here!!!



Dial/Random House, 2022 

UK Puffin 2022

Book Club Library, Junior Library Guild

Babel Publishing Group (Chinese, Complex Characters)

Mitsumura (Japanese)

A gorgeous and empowering picture book biography about Evelyn Glennie, a deaf woman, who became the first full-time solo percussionist in the world.

“No. You can’t,” people said.
But Evelyn knew she could. She had found her own way to listen.
From the moment Evelyn Glennie heard her first note, music held her heart. She played the piano by ear at age eight, and the clarinet by age ten. But soon, the nerves in her ears began to deteriorate, and Evelyn was told that, as a deaf girl, she could never be a musician. What sounds Evelyn couldn’thear with her ears, though, she could feel resonate through her body as if she, herself, were a drum. And the music she created was extraordinary. Evelyn Glennie had learned how to listen in a new way. And soon, the world was listening too.

“Radiant.” —Publishers Weekly
“Perfect for elementary school readers . . . Excellent.” —SLJ
“Beautiful.” —A Mighty Girl 
“Lyrical . . . Expressive . . . Vibrant.” —Booklist
“An intriguing, loving biography.” —Kirkus
“Engaging [and] vibrant.” —The Horn Book
“Fantastic.” —Book Riot

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Can U Save the Day

Sleeping Bear Press, 8/15/2019


Distraught by bullying consonants, the vowels leave the farm, one by one. As they do, a mess of stuttering, stammering animals is left behind to face a pending (but humorous) disaster that can only be saved by U. 

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