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On the Other Side of the Door

May 9th, 2019

My latest book "On the Other Side of the Door" is finally here!! It is a funny and yet touching story for anyone who has ever loved and lost a pet. It's told from a pup's perspective. This story is near and dear to my heart being that my husband and I lost our beloved fur baby a few years back. I had twelve and half beautiful years with her and I miss her everyday. What we miss most though, is seeing her excited sweet face peeking through at us every time we would come home. Love was truly always waiting for us on the other side of the door.

If you've ever had a furry bestfriend that crossed the rainbow bridge, this book is for you! It will make you reminisce about the happy memories you made together and it will leave you with a smile on your face and a pawprint on your heart.

How to get a copy of your own: 

Click on the link or the book cover to purchase a copy from Amazon  https://amzn.to/2Ygh2jA 

 

Mine Does!

My 3rd book "Mine Does!" is an adorable story about being true to yourself even if nobody agrees with you. It speaks to little (and big) artists who often question whether their art is good enough. 

About the book: 

I LOVE (cute) monsters and I thought this story would be perfect to use them as characters since it fits with the central theme of being unique. The main character's name (Marvin) comes from a nickname my brother gave my nephew and I think it is adorable.


The idea for the story came from years of teaching elementary school where I would constantly see these amazingly creative pieces of art and the students would say things like, "His/hers is better!" or "I can't draw!" It would break my heart that they couldn't see what I could see, which was the masterpiece they had made. 

Summary:

Marvin is a creative little monster who loves to draw unusual things, like snakes with ears, blue oranges and dolphins that fly. He begins to get discouraged when everyone tells him his drawings aren't right. Will he have the confidence to keep up his creativity? You'll have to read to find out!

How to get a copy of your own: 

Click on the link or the book cover to purchase a copy from Amazon https://amzn.to/2qxMaZC 

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Boo Toots


I had a lot of fun writing Boo Toots because of its silly nature. If I've learned anything in my 13 years of teaching, it's that little ones think bodily functions are hilarious. I hope you and your little ones giggle as you read and hopefully reread my second book.

Summary:

Boo is a little ghost who wants to be the best scarer in town, but there's just one teeny...tiny...problem!

About the book: 

Halloween has always been my favorite holiday and so I wanted to write a book with a Halloween theme. Instead of going for spooky, I decided to go for completely goofy. I absolutely love how the illustrator drew the facial expressions throughout the story. It makes me laugh every time!

How to get a copy: 

Click on the link or on the cover to get a copy from Amazon.

https://amzn.to/2sWpeog 

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You Know What That Means?

I am extremely proud and honored to share my first book with you. My close friends, family, and of course my rock (my husband) know how much work was put into getting this book ready for release and publication. I’m so excited to finally share You Know What That Means with a wider audience and hope you love reading it as much as I loved writing it.

Summary:

Mrs. Butterscotch is a fun loving teacher who has a unique way of making her students laugh when they get hurt. They may come to her in tears, but they leave laughing. 

About the book: 

The teacher's name in the story originated from a  former student who couldn't pronounce my maiden name (Bistok) so she called me Miss Butterscotch. I always felt bad for my students when they would get hurt, so I would try to use humor as a distraction for them. This story is near and dear to my heart because it's something I would do to cheer them up just about every day, especially since little ones can be particularly clumsy. 

How to get a copy of your own:

Click on the link or the book cover to purchase a copy from Amazon. https://amzn.to/2s7yJzX

 

About the Illustrator

Phillip Joseph

My name is Phillip Joseph! I grew up around San Antonio, Texas and have been drawing since I was in Kindergarten. After my father and sister taught me how to doodle, I started practicing by recreating scenes from all of my favorite movies and shows. Eventually, I developed my own style and was able to help others express their ideas visually!

I currently reside in Washington, D.C, and I have plans to move to Seattle by the end of the year. Once there, I want to start writing a few books and maybe explore the world of comic books! I’m also an animation artist and am learning video game design, so we’ll see where I end up.

I had the pleasure of helping Sally Bennett bring both "Boo Toots" and "Mine Does!" to life. 

 

About the Illustrator

Logan Hall


Born and raised in Columbus, Ohio, Logan Hall has always had a love for illustration and cartoons. Being fascinated with the books he read as a kid, Logan has always dreamed of, one day, illustrating a children's book. After graduating from Bradford Schools in 2016 with an Associate's degree in Graphic Design, Sally Bennett gave him that opportunity. Logan is thrilled to have helped to bring her first book, "You Know What That Means," to life.

 

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