On Saving Rin

Over the past little bit, I’ve posted about how eating the right chocolate can help save the mouse lemur and how Cryptozoologists in their search for cryptids can help identify hitherto unknown species, like the pygmy three-toed sloth … so I’d like to share some exciting things happening to help save the golden lion tamarin and several other endangered species. … Read More

Did the Search for Nessie Help Save Sergio?

On the face of it, Cryptozoologists* and wildlife conservation scientists** don’t have much in common. Cryptozoology is widely considered a pseudoscience because its enthusiasts don’t follow conventional scientific methods while searching for monsters and mythological creatures, like Nessie and Bigfoot, which are also known as cryptids. Most conservation scientists don’t want to be associated with monsters and monster-hunting, but are … Read More

Chocolate and the Endangered Species

I have been a chocolate lover my entire life. Unfortunately, I was tortured as a child because I was not allowed to have chocolate because I was allergic to it. Turns out I never was allergic to chocolate itself, but chocolate when paired with other things. Good thing I’m a purist and love plain chocolate the best. 🙂 By the … Read More

The Madushan Monster

One of the features to the Timmy and the Golden Lion Tamarin series is the guardian angel animal. We are using endangered animals throughout the series, to bring awareness to the animals themselves. The quest for the Madushan Monster is ongoing along the Red River in Yunnan province, southeastern China. What is the Madushan Monster? The Madushan Monster is actually … Read More

A CinderElla Tail – Cover Reveal

About a week ago, my literary manager, Italia Gandolfo, told me she had a surprise for me, but I’d have to wait until the end of the week. I happen to love surprises and enjoy the anticipation. I have a friend who said something like that would drive her crazy, she has to know right away, but for me thinking … Read More

Timmy and the Golden Lion Tamarin Cover

Just a quick post because I have never had a chance to share the cover for Timmy and the Golden Lion Tamarin, the first book in the guardian angel animal series, though I have shared Rin. Timmy and Rin is a project very close to my heart. I work with an amazing team to bring the stories to life. I … Read More

The Idea Whisperer

When I brought Sergio upstairs to my writing office the day he arrived, he immediately claimed the spot on the corner of my laptop as his place. From the moment he has been there, he has been whispering ideas to me. Let’s just say I will not be lacking for story fodder for The Adventures of Sergio and Luna. His … Read More

The Newest Baby Golden Lion Tamarin

I’ve been going a little crazy with sloth pictures of late, so this post ISN’T about sloths, but about another adorable animal — the Golden Lion Tamarin. A new baby was born at the Adelaide Zoo on October 13th to parents Aurora and Rio. The little baby tamarin is the seventh child of Aurora, so joins its six siblings, who … Read More

Meet Sergio

Last week I received a package in the mail, and imagine my delight when Sergio, the pygmy three-toed sloth, popped out of the box. We bonded instantly. What makes Sergio so special?? Well, aside from being an adorable ball of fuzz with the ability to give excellent hugs, Sergio is a character from the Timmy and the Golden Lion Tamarin … Read More

Make the Future and What IF?

Writers tend to deal in the realm of “what if” … What if a baby wizard was orphaned and survived being killed by the darkest wizard of them all? What if that baby had to grow up and ultimately kill the dark wizard in order to save the wizarding world from destruction? A couple what ifs like that and an … Read More