Sunday, March 20, 2016

#168 Topper's Book in Paperback

Topper's book is now available in paperback!

     Topper is a long-hair cat and a valued member of our family. I am often puzzled though, about what goes on in his little cat brain. Why does he do some of the things he does?
     As I try to figure him out, my unexpected and sometimes amusing results lead me to conclude that I might not know Topper so well after all.

     In the Mind of a Cat's text and illustrations give readers a peek at the gentle relationship between this beautiful cat, who is sometimes more than just a cat, and his family of people.

     The text of this paperback has a 4.3 reading level, and it is illustrated in full color. However, it is written for cat lovers of any age and is now available on any of the Amazon sites as well as through most other booksellers. 

     In the Mind of a Cat is my most recent of eight books published as both eBooks and paperbacks. The others are:

     Circles in the Wind, a picture book about the life cycle of a               dandelion plant;

     Monkey Tales, for beginning readers;

     Margaret's Christmas Cookies, a holiday chapter book;

...And four longer chapter books for middle grade readers,

     Tiny Others (Agent C Series);

     Pomegranate (Agent C Series);

     White Rabbit Time (Agent C Series);

and Lucky Alana (Agent C Series).

     For more information about me or these publications, please visit Amazon's Author Central at

Saturday, November 28, 2015

#167 Margaret's Christmas Cookies paperback

     " 'The Baby is the fourth gift, isn't He,' I reasoned.

   'Not quite, Dear,' she said. 'The Baby was the first gift.'

   I nodded in agreement."

                                           From Chapter Six of Margaret's Christmas Cookies

Margaret's Christmas Cookies by Lynda has six chapters, and a reading level of 4.8.  It is available from Amazon, Barnes & Noble or your favorite bookstore.

Best of all, it will fit nicely into a Christmas stocking.

Thank you for supporting children's literacy.

Monday, November 23, 2015

#166 Books for the Christmas Stockings

Books for Christmas

     Books are very healthy for children, and they fit nicely into their Christmas stockings!

     They allow their young reader to travel in time, to other places, and to become someone else entirely.

     I am the author and illustrator of all seven of the paperbacks pictured above.  They are also available as eBooks for Kindle and Nook. For more information, please visit

     (One of my books entitled In the Mind of a Cat is currently available only as an eBook.  It is about Topper, my writing muse.)

     Thank you for sharing my interest in children's literacy.

     And keep reading...

Monday, October 12, 2015

#165 Circles In the Wind in Paperback

Circles in the Wind
in Paperback!

     Circles in the Wind is now available in paperback. It is large (8 1/2" x 11"), has full color watercolor illustrations, and a text in poetic prose for young readers (1.0 reading level by Fresch-Kincaid on Microsoft Word).

     Best of all, it is a science book.  This story describes the life cycle of a tiny dandelion seed.  Life is sometimes a scary adventure for him, but with the support of friends; the wind, the rain, the earth, the sun, and bees, his story ends at a new beginning. 

     This book is listed at $12.99 but is discounted at many bookseller such as Amazon.  Just enter the title, Circles in the Wind, in their search windows for specific information.

     The author and illustrator, Lynda, has currently published eight children's eBooks for Kindle and Nook. Seven of these are now out in paperback as well. She holds two degrees in elementary education and has taught in grades 1,2,3,4, and 5 for twenty-one years.

     Click on the following link to learn more about Lynda's other publications: 

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

#164 A New Paperback for Beginning Readers

Monkey Tales by Lynda
is now available in paperback!

               Monkey Tales, an illustrated book for beginning readers, is only six chapters long. Its subjects include losing teeth, digging tunnels, observing the work habits of ants, and swinging on vines; all high interests for the children in its target audience.

          Mee-key is bored and sad. Mama-mo is having a busy day, and his older brother can go everywhere and do anything. Why does it take so long for a small monkey to grow bigger?
          However, Mee-key decides that being little has some advantages when his older brother can no longer fit on their mother's lap during a thunderstorm.
          "Sometimes I like to be little, and sometimes I want to be big," he concludes. "Little and big are both good. But when it storms, I'm happy to be little."

          Lynda  is a wife and mother of two grown daughters. As a retired teacher with two degrees in elementary education, she has written, illustrated, and published five other chapter books for children.  They are:

          The “Agent C Series” for middle-grade readers
                    Tiny Others by Lynda
                    Pomegranate by Lynda
                    White Rabbit Time by Lynda
                    Lucky Alana by Lynda
          A holiday book for middle-grade readers
                    Margaret’s Christmas Cookies by Lynda

The chapter books above are available through Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and your favorite bookstore.

Thank you for supporting children's literacy
and my publishing efforts.


Thursday, December 4, 2014

#163 Fourth Paperback in Lynda's Agent C Series

     Lucky Alana has just been published in paperback.  It is the fourth middle-grade novel in the Agent C series, and can now join Tiny Others, Pomegranate, and White Rabbit Time on your bookshelf.

   The Agent C books are non-sequential, unified by only one character.  Agent C is a tiny man with a pointy white beard who makes cameo appearances in each book. He gives the main character an important object that causes the story to change from that point forward. When an event or object causes such a dramatic change, it is called a "catalyst". 

   The "C" in Agent C stands for the word "catalyst".

   Lucky Alana is available from Just enter "Lucky Alana paperback" in Amazon's search window to pull it up.  The list price is $9.95. It can also be ordered from Barnes and Noble or your favorite bookstore just before the winter school holidays.

Summary of Lucky Alana

          After Alana's father dies, she tries desperately to control her unhappy life with "lucky" finger snaps. The snaps don't seem to be helping though, because her mother can't pay the rent, and they are evicted from their motel.
          Just when everything is at its lowest low point, Alana rubs the Wizard's lamp in a national contest and wins a solid gold charm bracelet.
          Suddenly, she has grandparents, a house, new friends, and amazing success in everything she tries. Is it all due to her luck?
          Alana's new friend, Jacob, doesn't think so, and the bracelet's mysterious little charms support his opinion. They suggest instead, that she is using her more dependable powers of people, a home, health, hard work, and positive attitude.
          This illustrated chapter book encourages middle-grade readers to examine the real value of some personal support systems we may be using to deal with life's difficulties.
          Lucky Alana is the fourth novel of the "Agent C" series. The "C" stands for the word "catalyst", meaning something that causes a drastic change.
          "Agent C" is a little man who makes cameo appearances in the books of this series. In Lucky Alana, he takes the role of the Wizard at the mall who awards Alana with her charm bracelet.
          Lynda has published four other illustrated paperbacks for middle grade readers. They are:

                    Margaret's Christmas Cookies by Lynda, a short holiday chapter book
                    Tiny Others, Agent C Series by Lynda, for middle-grade readers
                    Pomegranate, Agent C Series by Lynda, for middle-grade readers
                    White rabbit Time, Agent C Series by Lynda, for middle-grade readers

Thank you for your continuing support for 
my writing and for children's literacy.


Friday, March 28, 2014

#162 A Paperback for the Easter Basket

Easter is less than 4 weeks away!
Lynda  has published a new paperback,
and it will fit nicely into a little basket
on April 20th.

Order it today from 

For more details just enter:

“White Rabbit Time by Lynda”

(without the quotes, of course)
in the search box
on your favorite bookseller's home page,
 then click on the paperback edition.

It is also available from Amazon Canada
and many of the European Amazon stores.

For details about the eBook version 
visit my other blog at