Welcome to the official website for "The Purple Elephant." Here's where you can find out the latest book news or get the recipe for Prince Carmel's famous cocoa cookies. Your favorite characters visit here often, so look for them in the "comments!"

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Cover Release!

Coming soon in January, 2013: Duck and Friends: The Dinosaur Bones!

Meet Duck -- a clever, resourceful farmer -- and his best friends, Hen and Cat.  When Duck reads a book about fossils, he invites his friends to come with him on a dinosaur dig.  It turns out that digging up the bones is the easy part.  Back at the farm, the other animals aren't too sure they really want a T-Rex skeleton in the barn...  (Reading level: 1st-2nd grade)

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Coming soon!

Announcing the publication of a new book for younger readers!

Duck and Friends: The Dinosaur Bones is a delightfully silly adventure about a duck who owns a farm in Pleasant Hill.  This book is a 1st-2nd grade level early reader, written for ages 4-8.  It will be released in Kindle soon and in paperback in January, 2013.  The paperback version will contain wonderful black & white drawings by Kim Sponaugle, the illustrator who did The Purple Elephant.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Blogger Reviews!

I wanted to share the latest review of The Purple Elephant.  It is actually a double review as it is by both reviewer Sivje Parish and her daughter Ahnalin who is 8.  I love the comments from kids!  Here's the link: http://goosegirlsews.blogspot.com/2012/10/the-purple-elephant.html

And here is an interview that blogger Virginia Knowles wrote up after I published the first edition of the book: http://startwellhomeschool.blogspot.com/2009/11/purple-elephant-and-interview-with.html

If you would like to contribute a quote to the "What the critics are saying" page, I just might include it!  The beauty of Kindle is that I can easily submit updates and add in additional quotes without having to go through the whole publishing process.  Please email your quote to: ThePurpleElephantBook@gmail.com and include your age if you're a kid. 

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

What's new for The Purple Elephant...

Wow!  Where has the time gone?  My son was 11 months old when I started writing The Purple Elephant during his naptimes.  He's now seven and I'm finally coming up for air.  So here's what's in the pipeline The Purple Elephant...

I have been updating and tweaking the original book and will be publishing a 2nd edition this fall.  I'm not making many changes, just doing some touch-up.  The most noticeable change will be the tweaked pictures in the black & white edition. 

Next, I plan to publish a Kindle version of the book.  The Kindle version will be in color and available through Amazon and other retailers.

A sequel is also in progress.  They have to get home, right?  And I'm already thinking about the third book in the series.  Stay tuned for details still to come. 

Happy reading and remember, don't touch any purple elephants!