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The author of fourteen contemporary and historical novels, Melanie Dobson lives with her family in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. Her latest novels are Shadows of Ladenbrooke Manor and Chateau of Secrets. More info at

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Our Favorite Children's Books

Before the girls went to bed tonight, we read a sweet story called Little Pea. It's been the favorite book for the past few weeks, and Karly and Kiki think it's hysterical that Little Pea hates candy. I mean, really, who could possibly HATE candy??? Unless, of course, you happen to be a pea. When we turn the page to find out what Little Pea does like to eat, my kids giggle like they haven't already read the punchline like twenty (or thirty...) times.

In our search for books that our whole family enjoys, we've found a few that we can't help but read over and over. If you're in search of some great stories for the five-and-under crowd, I've listed our family favs on my website (i.e. click here).

And if you happen to have your own list of favorite children's books, please, PLEASE send it my way! Without some new suggestions, I may be reading about a certain candy-hating pea for many weeks to come...

Monday, September 29, 2008

Baby Preacher Video

I needed a good laugh today. :) Here's a short video that I thought was hysterical:

Baby Preacher Video

Monday, September 15, 2008

Two New Books

The girls started back to school almost two weeks ago. They are going to a local Montessori school three days a week and are loving all the outside playtime and challenging themselves with new activities.

I was supposed to have two novels due in February, but I just found out that I'll have until April to complete the second one (shoo...). I've been writing as fast as I can the past two weeks on the Crescent Hill manuscript, and it's been such a blessing to work three days and then have another four days each week to spend with my chicks. My goal is to have 40,000 words done on Crescent Hill by the first week of October. It's a pretty big goal for me, but I think I can, I think I can, I think I can... :)