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Zippy Applehead Books

I am pleased to announce http://zippyappleheadbooks.com is now live. Please take a moment to view the site. Very shortly I will post other information on my books and will be blogging from this site also — mainly for kids.

Librarians, authors, adults, teens, and children from all over the globe will celebrate the power of words and stories during the annual World Read Aloud Day on Wednesday, March 9.

Remember 10daybookclub.com from 3/1-3/21 to sign up and review Giggly Gracie & Jammin’ Jane. It is free. The story of Giggly Gracie & Jammin’ Jane  is written in rhyme and verse with an 1800 word count and appeals to the 1st – 3rd grade age range. I would love for parents, teachers and children to all take an opportunity to read this story. Maybe even a classroom assignment for older students? Just a thought — they could sign up, read the book and give feedback. I would love to hear from the students. Thanks to all and don’t forget:

It’s a great day in the Wonderful World of Zippy AppleHead!


Live Life to the Fullest and Follow Your Dreams — no matter what age!!!!!

“Children are made readers on the laps of their parents.”

— Emilie Buchwald




Seems like all I do

Except for when I’m writing

I slow down for you.


Up from early morning

Until late into the night

Bouncing round those numbers

Making sure the figures right.


Working now for forty years

In nothing else but math

Wish that I could break away

And walk a different path.


Never have been very good

At writing words on paper

May-be I should grab that tool

And become a paint scraper.


Every year I was employed

My writing was neglected

And so it was my performance raise

Was negatively affected.


Now I write more every day

And love each minute of it

If I could do it all again

The math would be omitted.


Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex… It takes a touch of genius – and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction. ~~Albert Einstein


See you soon… 

Live Life to its Fullest and Follow Your Dreams