New Book Baby in the WiLd!

New Book Baby in the WiLd!

There’s a new book in the world! My 11th picture book is now available!

The GET AWAY DANCE takes on a serious subject of what you should do if someone tries to take you away. I know, it’s a very serious and scary subject. As a writer, I believe in the power of words and education.

My generation grew up with Stop, Drop, & Roll, Just Say No to Drugs, Stranger Danger. I felt the empowerment of knowing what to do when a scary situation may have occurred.

After seeing someone trying to kidnap a child on the local news one night, I got to thinking what that child did right. Then I realized there was a need for others to know what to do, in case something like that happened to them.

Thus… The GET AWAY DANCE was born.

I hope to encourage parents to reinforce Stranger Danger to their children as well as include the Get Away Dance techniques to better equip their children in case someone tries to kidnap them.

The GET AWAY DANCE is published by Guardian Angel Publishing. Illustrated by Jack Foster.

You can find out more about the GET AWAY DANCE on my website.

Til next time…

Happy reading!


Off The Hook :Beginning Crochet: What Do You Need To Get Started

Hi Everyone.

This week with OFF THE HOOK, I wanted to share with everyone what they need to start crocheting. Some people think you need a lot of things, but you don’t. It’s only four things! REALLY!

Watch this video to see what they are:

So, go grab your items. Next I plan on teaching you the different ways to tie the every aggravating slip knot!

Happy Hooking!

Until next time,



Liddil’s Bright Light Coloring Page

Since I was talking about Liddil during my Beyond The Book post, I thought I would share a coloring page associated with that book too. YAY!

Don’t forget to post your finished coloring pages and use #TMCcreates so I can find them.

Happy coloring!

Until next time,



Liddil Gets Her Light Lightning Bug Activity

Summer is still going. One of my favorite activities growing up was catching lightning bugs in a jar and watch them flicker. Have you ever done that?

I always let them go before I went to bed, but for a moment I had a small glowing magic in the palm of my hands. It still amazes me.

I have an activity page on my website that you can use to go along with LIDDIL GETS HER WAY. πŸ™‚ What better thing to do than go beyond the book. To keep the wonder going. To spark curiosity and learning.

Click —> HERE <— for the pdf file for the activity.

Don’t forget to share your child’s artwork. Make sure to use the hashtag #TMCcreates!

Have fun creating!

Until next time,



Campaign 18 is Here!

Campaign 18 is here!

And with that comes some fabulous deals on mascara, AVON’s famous ANEW line, perfume, and the products of #NakedProof.

Click over to view the CURRENT BROCHURE!

Want to join the #BossLife? Become an Independent AVON rep & join my team today.

Happy AVONing!


Until next time,



Belated WINNER Announcement!

First off, please accept my tardiness of letting you all know about the winners. A few things happened since the opening of the contest.

I did not mean to keep everyone waiting. I promise.

So, I won’t keep you waiting any longer…

The WINNERS are:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

THANK YOU to everyone who has visited my blog and entered. I will be in contact with the winners to get your addresses!

Happy reading!

Until next time,



Happy 10th Bookday, Squeaks & Shaping Up The Year!

Happy 10th Bookday, Squeaks & Shaping Up The Year!

Everyone grab a cupcake!

Thank you for coming. I really can’t take it all in still. Ten years… ten years ago my first book spread its wings and went out into the wild. *sniff, sniff. I’m such a proud book mommy.* And look at it today… ten years old. still making its way. Still showing people how to shape up every day into a beautiful thing.

I have been thinking on how I wanted to celebrate today. It’s a major milestone for me. And I thought what better way than to play it forward. I’m throwing a giveaway with 10 – yep TEN (one for each year) – prize packs. Each prize pack will include:

  • Shaping Up The Year book
  • Book bag
  • Cover art sticker
  • TMC Productions sticker
  • Squeaks sticker
  • Crochet Squeaks toy

But I have a goodie for everyone visiting too. Make sure you download Squeak’s Happy Birthday coloring page.

I would love to see how you color it too. Please feel to post your coloring pages to Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram. Make sure to use #TMCcreates with your post so I’ll be able to find it. πŸ˜€

Make sure to enter into the drawing for your chance of one of the prize packs. *please know that because of shipping costs I have to limit winners to the United States.*

Click here —> Rafflecopter giveaway <—to enter!

I’m also posting a thread for the #10YearChallenge over on The Twitters on what I have learned over the past ten years being a published author. Make sure to check it out!

Hey, which cupcake did you grab? *nomnomnom*

Thank you for visiting Squeaks and I for this major celebration!

Happy reading!

Until next time,