Skunk and Badger: A Charming Odd Couple

Skunk and Badger: A Charming Odd Couple

The main characters of Illinois author Amy Timberlake’s charming new book, “Skunk and Badger,” fall into the familiar and beloved genre of odd-couple friends. At 122 pages, it’s like the Frog and Toad series but for the next level of reader. The setting and voice...

Pauli Murray VS the Proud Boys

I have been working on a biography of Dr. Pauli Murray (1910-1985) for middle-grade readers for several years now. Dr. Murray was a remarkable human being who confronted white (male) supremacy all her life as a civil rights activist, lawyer, poet and Episcopal priest....
More To The Story: Saving Savannah

More To The Story: Saving Savannah

Savannah Riddle is bored, she is discontent. Fancy dresses, fine dining, charming young men paying her attention, none of it thrills her as it used to. Her parents expect her to be an ornament in society, a well-behaved young lady who partakes only in approved causes...