My Books

*Titles available in Paperback & Ebook*

“Can’t Keep Me Down” is a chapbook of poetry and short prose on a range of subjects, but flowing through all the poetry and writing there lies underlying themes of determination, perseverance, trauma, healing, and the importance of becoming a survivor. The book is available on Amazon in paperback for $5.99, or on Kindle for $2.99.


“Wildly Beautiful: Playful Art & Poetry for Kids” is the first full-length picture book featuring both my art and writing! It combines bright, colorful collage illustrations with fun bits of poetry kids will love. Sometimes funny, sometimes thoughtful, sometimes inspirational, “Wildly Beautiful” is a creative playground. Geared for ages 5-10, this book is available in paperback for $9.99 from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Books-A-Million or as a Kindle ebook for $4.99.


“Creepy, Funny & Just Plain Weird: Stories and poems for kids” is a middle grade book full of goofy, silly and weird stuff kids will love! Suggested for kids ages 8-12 or so, this collection is sure to appeal even to reluctant readers! This book is available in paperback for $7.99 from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Books-A-Million or as a Kindle ebook for $4.99.

Searching for the Truth cover

“Searching for the Truth: Poems & Prose Inspired by Our Inner Worlds” is a collection of writings focusing on subjects like spirituality, philosophy, and psychology. Zen-like in its simplicity and honesty, this book is sure to make you think. Recommended for ages 15+. This book is available in Kindle ebook for $4.99 and in paperback from AmazonBarnes & Noble, and Books-A-Million for $7.99.

From Both Sides Cover

“From Both Sides, A Look into the World of Foster Care from Those Who Know It Best” explores the emotions, issues, and experiences that accompany being involved in foster care. Split into two sections, this book lets the foster kids tell things from their side and then flips around and looks at things from a foster parent’s point of view. The information in this book was collected from the author’s personal experience fostering children in her home and from multiple interviews and conversations with foster parents, current foster youth, and former foster children. Recommended for ages 13+. This book is available in Kindle ebook for $4.99 and in paperback from AmazonBarnes & Noble, and Books-A-Million for $7.99.

Not Afraid to Be Real

“Not Afraid to Be Real” is a fresh, outspoken poetry collection for young adults and those young at heart. Geared for ages 13+, each poem was written with the intention of being honest about the emotional ups and downs that accompany love, grief, friendship, bullying, anger, hope, and all the other conflicting emotions that are a part of every teen’s transition into adulthood. Print version now out of print, but there is also a Kindle ebook version available for only $4.99. (Published by Mirror Publishing)

Ode to Icky

My first published picture book, “Ode to Icky” (print version now out of print), but there is an ebook version of “Ode to Icky” available priced at $4.99 for Kindle. Geared for ages 4-10, this is a cute, funny story about a stinky cat and a little girl who finds a way to cash in on her pet’s hygiene issues. (Published by Mirror Publishing)

*Titles Available as Ebook Only* ($0.99 each, free for kindle unlimited)

No More Grumpies!” – illustrated children’s short story

Jesus, Mohammed, and Abraham: A Parable about Love and Peace” – short story/spiritual parable

Stories Behind My Art, Vol. 2” – art collection ebook

Petar: An inspiring story about an unexpected friendship” – children’s short story

Stories Behind My Art” – art collection ebook

“Vinny & Violet, The Unwanted Kittens” – children’s short story

“Weezie, the Elephant with Allergies” – illustrated children’s short story

“In Memory of Dad” – award-winning children’s short story

(If you are interested in review copies of any of my books, feel free to contact me at

21 responses to “My Books”

  1. Good children’s books. I will check them out on Amazon. Please take a look at mine as well. Want a Magical, Adventurous, Exciting Book? Sasha discovers a pen she found buried in a school playground UNAWARE whatever she draws will come to LIFE. See Youtube book trailer. Amazon

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  2. I like the concept of IN MEMORY OF DAD (I never knew mine). I do not have an e-reader, so if I happen to win anything, I’d like to donate it to my daughter-in-law. Thanks for participating in this adventure.

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  3. Hi Maranda, would love to win one of your books, they look so appealing to kids! Will have to get an e-reader so I can get the Weezie book, my son has allergies and is always coughing and sneezing, I am sure he would love it! Thanks and I hope I win:)


    • Hi Sherri! Weezie is currently only available as an ebook, but you don’t necessarily have to have an ereader. It is available on Smashwords in many forms, for online reading, PDF file and other easy-to-read forms. I actually don’t have an ereader myself yet, so I normally read ebooks on my laptop. You can download the Kindle app for free onto your PC, laptop or certain phones on Amazon, so that is also an option!


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