Sophie and Scottie's Adventures of Sweet Tooth Rock

This is my third book of The Adventures of Sophie and Scottie Trilogy. Sophie and Scottie just returned from their second adventure on a remote pacific island and can't wait for their next journey.

The magical frame acts as a portal to new lands full of mystery and magic. The 11 and a 1/2 (as they always say) year old non identical twin si...

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A Note from the Author

As I began the process of writing this “Adventures of Sophie and Scottie Series” of books, I wasn’t sure what the plot would be, who the main characters were, or even if the book would be a mystery.

I realized that I needed to step back and reflect on why I wanted to become an author and write a middle grade novel for ages 8 to 12 in the first place. Then it dawned on me; while reading to my kids every night, I realized that this evening ritual was very special, calming, and important to their love of reading. I decided that I wanted to be a part of this evening ritual for as many kids as possible through my writing. And, if all went as planned, I would also be promoting literacy at the same time at home and in the class room.

That was my “aha” moment and I’ve been writing non-stop ever since.

Be sure to view my AUTHOR VIDEOS and listen to my INTERVIEW with The Power of Perception Radio Show when you click on the “Learn More About Cindy” tab below.

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Highland Ranch campers 7-2016


December 16, 2015 - No Comments

**FREE** **FREE** 9/20/16 to 9/*23/16 Sophie and Scottie’s Adventures of the Monarch Mystery Kindle version!! If you have Apple Products, no problem, just go to the App Store and download the Kindle App for your iPad. I had a great visit with the Young Writers’ Campers from Highland Ranch...

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Sophie and Scottie’s Adventures of the Monarch Mystery gets 5-Star Review!

November 7, 2015 - No Comments

I’m excited to share that Sophie and Scottie’s Adventures of the Monarch Mystery has received a 5-Star Review from Their website is one of the fastest growing review sites for authors on the internet and is the recipient of the “Honor Excellence” and “Best Website for Authors” awards by...

Mrs.G class and I 2-26-16

Author Visit February 26, 2016

November 4, 2015 - No Comments

“I love, love your third book!” I just presented to Mrs. Glynn’s 4th/5th grade class today regarding all three of my books in The Adventures of Sophie and Scottie Book Trilogy. I talked about writing techniques, plot development, character ideas, and the publishing industry. Mrs. Glynn (one of Poway Union School...


Monarch Butterflies

July 10, 2014 - 6 Comments

One of the best recognized butterfly species on earth is the Monarch Butterfly. Each November hundreds of millions of butterflies from the U.S. and Canada migrate to a mountainous region 60 miles west of Mexico City near Angangueo, Mexico. This phenomenon is considered one of the greatest migrations on earth. Too learn more about the […]


2016 International Book Award Silver Medal Winner

September 24, 2016 - No Comments

Sophie and Scottie’s Adventures of the Monarch Mystery has just received this silver award by Reader’ Favorite. Other winners have been Jim Carry (Gold) and Henry Winkler (Bronze.) I’m really excited to win this award, validating that this book is a great adventure story for readers ages 8 to 12.


Orange County Children’s Book Festival

September 24, 2016 - No Comments

I will have a booth in the Author’s Corner selling and signing all of my award winning books in The Adventures of Sophie and Scottie Trilogy.


Family Choice Gold Award Winner for “Fishy” Book

August 30, 2016 - No Comments

I’m happy to announce that Sophie and Scottie’s Adventures of the Monarch Mystery has received the 2016 Gold Family Choice Award for being recognized as the best in children’s and parenting products.

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