Listen to the January 2005 Highlights article, “An Earful,” read aloud!
To be Released Spring, 2023:
Hotdog, Frankenstina, and Metamorphic Me
When Xander is forced to choose between a tacky tourist trap road trip across Kansas with Gramps, his pet-obsessed lady friend, and her internet-famous (but older-than-dirt) dachshund, and a family reunion organized by the Cruella de Vil of grandmothers, he can’t pack his bags fast enough. But Xander is escaping from more than a boring party (and a weekend of dump cake and Jell-O salads.) Ever since his dad died, he can’t shake the feeling that he’s responsible. And the secret he carries might just be bigger and more tangled than the world’s largest ball of twine they visit along the way. Will a pint-sized tragedy, a whole lotta geology puns, and a Winnebago with a serious shimmy motivate Xander to face the thing he fears most?
*The world’s biggest ball of twine can be found in Cawker City, Kansas
Books in the Works:
- HOTDOG sequel: Xander explores Hotdog’s past lives as writes the dachshund’s biography for his 7th grade English project. Until he hits a roadblock.
- NO CUDDLE CLOVA: a hug-averse cow is about to lose her spa job until she finds a way to share her pond.
- GLASSHALFULL: A book of reflections about living, recovery, and gratitude.