Ruth the Sleuth and the Messy Room
|Did you ever lose something, because your room was so messy? That is exactly what happened to Ruth the Sleuth, as she searches her very messy room for a potholder she borrowed from her mother. Ruth the Sleuth gets distracted again and again by the wonderful items she finds within her mess. But, will she be able to find her mom’s potholder in time to have cookies with her friend, Zack?
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Ruth the Sleuth and the Messy Room was the 30th story I had written and the second to be published as a book. In October 2010 I saw a call for submissions on the SCBWI discussion boards from a new publishing company that sounded like a fit for my work. I submitted Ruth the Sleuth and the Messy Room and heard back seven months later that the publisher was interested. I was to be on the first list of Character Publishing. It only took another seven months for the book to come out! That’s not a long time in the world of publishing.
Then in July 2013 I found out that Ruth the Sleuth and the Messy Room was selected to receive the Children's Literary Classics Seal of Approval. The CLC Seal of Approval is a designation reserved for those books which uphold the rigorous criteria set forth by the Children's Literary Classics review committee, a team comprised of individuals with backgrounds in publishing, editing, writing, illustration and graphic design. Awesome!
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Where Am I Sleeping Tonight?- A Story of Divorce is the first of my manuscripts that was bought by a publisher. There was a request for stories about divorce, bullies, family issues etc. by BouldenPublishing in the SCBWI Bulletin. I sent the manuscript by e-mail. I heard the great news only six weeks later. "Is this still available?" publisher Ken Harrison asked. We spoke on the phone and I got an offer in the mail a short time later.
ISBN - 10: 1-878076-30-2
ISBN - 13: 978-1-878076-30-4