Thursday, February 4, 2016

Pancake Day Mathnasium giveaway and featured blog post next week!

Hey, did you know that Tuesday, February 9th is Pancake Day?  It's mostly celebrated in the UK, but I'm excited to announce that on Tuesday will be starting a giveaway for my book--The Pancake Menu: What will you order?

So remember to like Mathnasium on Twitter or FB so you can answer some pancake math questions to be a lucky winner.  Plus, on Thursday I'll be featured on their Number Sense Blog. I'm so excited : )

Especially for Mathnasium supporters, I made a $5 off per book code if you order an autographed copy through It goes to the first 500 books ordered using the discount code: PancakeDay2016.

Have a great weekend and enjoy Pancake Day next week! Until then...

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Author Adventures!

Being an author is a lot of work and it can be extremely rewarding!

If you are following along my author story I am so grateful and I have updates!

So, a few months ago (my book site) was revamped and now looks amazing (yay)!

In September I heard word back from B&N Small Press Dept. that they would like to order 8 copies of The Pancake Menu, although they only take books from book wholesalers and distributors.  So, I contacted Baker & Taylor (a book wholesaler who often caters to the school and library markets).  They accepted me as a vendor and I am still in the process of finishing the vendor set up. I am up on their database, but they haven't sent me the first purchase order.  So, pretty soon B&N will have my book available if you walk into a store and say you want it ordered. : )

On the blog Math Coach's Corner Donna did a wonderful review of the book and I got a good amount of people that signed up to receive my monthly newsletter!

I'm scheduled to go to Center Street Elementary (El Segundo, CA) in early March to do three assemblies for the 1st & 2nd grade, 3rd & 4th grade, and the 5th grade classes. I'll get to send my pre-order form home with them soon and I'm so excited to talk with them and encourage them to keep reading and playing with math!
Then, a met a person from and we are planning to do a blog post for them and a giveaway at some point (the details haven't been finalized).

There are even a few other items of book details going on... My search for a better ebook formatter for fixed format in ePUB and Mobi files. And then a rights manager.

There are a lot of things that go into having a book... Things are moving along and I appreciate all the support and hope that this resource is loved by kids from all over!

If you haven't already I would love to have you get my monthly newsletters. I will be giving a product away free periodically to that mailing list.  Have a great day everyone--and if you've read til here I'd love any feedback you have for me. I hope you enjoy and the hands-on math experience that The Pancake Menu can bring : )

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

A great resource--

Hello everyone,

I hope everyone is enjoying the new year! I recently came across a great math resource site that is absolutely FREE! It's : )

They have great charts, worksheets, and tons of worksheets to choose from (over 8,000) all for free.  It is great for drill practice!

Here are a few examples

And there is so much more!

I hope this resource helps you and your kids. Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Cool shapes to make with pattern blocks!

Hello everyone,

I finally got a nifty set of used (and totally awesome) wooden pattern blocks. Apparently it brought much joy to my oldest son, now 14 because he would play with them any free time he could get in Kindergarten.  So, for the last few days I'd find neat pattern block configurations on my kitchen table. I had to document them.  Take a look!

The Pancake Menu

This last one was really neat and I finally got a picture of him with his creation...
Then, since he was having so much fun, my preschooler had her hand with the blocks.  I was impressed : )
In other updates, I just got the confirmation from Baker & Taylor (a book wholesaler) that my vendor application has started to process, so soon I'll be able to be listed with them and The Pancake Menu will be in Barnes & Noble stores shortly thereafter : )  Hooray!!!

Thursday, December 10, 2015

My newly redesigned book site! It's beautiful and functional.

Hello and Happy Holidays!

It's that time of year to pick out the perfect gifts for people in your life and visit with family and friends. I love the chill in the air and I'm excited to share with you my newly designed website for The Pancake Menu and other fun Kids Menu Books!

You can still order the book from Amazon, but you can get an autographed copy along with the extra items, like the play money pack, apron, and spatula!

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