Some of you kind readers have mentioned that you wish to share “my little Stair” — as I refer to my children’s novel on Kindle, The Stair in the Wall — with friends as gifts.  Now is definitely the time to do it as I have dropped the price from $4.99 to 99 cents from November 23 until November 30, 2015.   Here’s the blurb and I hope you and friends and family enjoy the adventures and misadventures of Sylvia, Bobby, Papawhiskers, and all the other characters within and without Greenwood. Happy Holidays!

The Stair in the Wall: A ‘Love You as You Are’ Book

Every person and creature in The Stair in the Wall  –as in life — has their idiosyncrasies and faults..and you can be sure someone is going to point out each and every one of them.  But in Greenwood, the world 9-year-old Sylvia discovers when she finds the stair in the wall of her grandparents’ forbidding mansion, people’s differences are treated with love, even as their better selves are encouraged to emerge.

It all begins when Sylvia’s adventure-loving mother wants to see the world – alone. Sylvia’s sad Papawhiskers buries himself in his bird collection. And Sylvia is packed off to her grandparents’ forbidding mansion, where everything she does  — and everything she is, with her mocha-colored skin and long curly black hair — seems to be wrong.  Until, that is, she discovers the stair in the wall.

Every child from a broken family wants to bring her parents back together through her own efforts. And every child dreams of a group of friends – however amusingly eccentric – who band together to solve each others’ problems.  Both wishes come true in The Stair in the Wall, a journey both fun and thought-provoking through a world teeming with helpful animals, scary ghosts and the intrigue that awaits us all behind each twisting corner of our imagination.  The novel is set squarely in the psychological reality of young people on the verge of discovering who they are – and what they can accomplish through their own courage and bravery.


Praise for The Stair in the Wall:

“Richly imagined…Enchanting and engaging…Recommended for young and old aficionados of C.S. Lewis who crave a little humor, Roald Dahl who believe in triumph over cynicism, and L Frank Baum who want a heroine who can kick some tail.”