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Treasure Island: Rum or Gum?

I recently had the privilege to watch a video of a school group in New Jersey perform my Treasure Island for Kids, and of course, it was AWESOME! That being said, one thing I kept noticing…. they were saying “Rum” incorrectly… but wait! No, they weren’t, they were saying “Gum”! When re-writing classics tales like…

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Shakespeare for Kids Art Q&A with the Illustrator

I’ve received many compliments and questions about my cover artwork over the years, and I thought I would let everyone see behind the curtain as to who is the master of this whimsical art that I’m so lucky to have grace my covers.  I did a short Q&A with him. His name is Ron Leishman,…

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Sneak Peek at Shakespeare for Kids Books

Many people ask to see a sample of my books.  So, I finally did it… here is the link to see a small excerpt from each and every title that I have.  Let me know if you have any questions! Sneak Peek at Shakespeare for Kids books

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Get Author Signed Copies of my Plays!

I have had many requests for signed copies of my books for students, classes, and teachers.  I have finally set up my site so I can accommodate these requests easily!  So, you can now buy your books directly through me and they will be signed! (yeah!)  You can purchase them here. If you ever have any…

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Testimonial of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol for Kids

The following testimonial touched my heart so much, I had to share it. I was following up on a Goodreads book giveaway that I did for my latest book Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol for Kids. When a mom came back with two paragraphs of glowing sentiment. Here’s an excerpt of what she wrote: Thank…

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Can Shakespeare’s Henry V be done in 30 tweets? #ShakesTweet

Fellow blogger and Shakespeare fan, Alan Peat, (@alanpeat) was a bit bored one day and decided for his 50th birthday to tweet all of Shakespeare’s plays in 50 tweets or less (not in one day, cuz, that’d be a bit crazy).  So, he knocked out his first “Shakestweet”, Henry V. That leads to my thoughts…

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Shakespeare’s Language Made Simple – Shakespeare for Kids

I recently read an article about two Shakespeare plays, currently on Broadway, being staged the way they would have been in Shakespeare’s day. Minimal sets, all male casts, engagement with the audience, and a heavy emphasis on the language. In fact, the article stressed that back when these plays were first performed, people would often say that they had…

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Treasure Island for Kids is here!

These are the late nights. Writing Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island for Kids has been a BLAST! Possibly because it is my first foray outside of Shakespeare, possibly because it is about pirates (I mean, who doesn’t want to write about pirates, right?!?!) or possibly it’s because when it comes down to the launch of…

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Finding a New Illustrator

As some of you know I’ve been working for a while to try to find a new illustrator for a Robert Louis Stevenson caricature.  He needs to replace the Shakespeare caricature in the front row of my books. I couldn’t quite find the right talent until I happen to stumble into a local Starbucks the…