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The Letter that Rocked my World

Last week Google led me to a letter written by a 6th grader that rocked my world. The letter was a state level winner of the Letters About Literature contest sponsored by the Library of Congress. It was written to author Beth Vrabel about her book, Pack of Dorks.  I was previously unaware of this […] more

Unexceptional Moms Interview Marcus (Video)

Guys guy GUYS!  I don’t think I ever showed you this interview. A great podcast and video interview with two moms, plus Marcus (and me too.) One mom I’ve known virtually Ellen Stumbo.  She has a beautiful blog, I’ve been lucky to guest on now and then. And now she and and Erin, another mom, […] more

Have You Seen This AWESOME Animated Short Trailer? (65 second Video)

  The Halloween candy hit the display shelves. That’s our cue… Halloween may never be the same again. Have you told your friends? You can get your own copy of the book and animated short HERE, and request an autographed copy, too! Amazon carries the book only: Black Day: The Monster Rock Band and ASK YOUR […] more

It’s a Music Video – Boom!

“We are the Band (Black Day!)” Music Video is up and rocking and rolling! Tell your friends! Join the Club! more

Why does Marcus have First Billing on the Book Black Day: The Monster Rock Band?

Today let’s discuss why Marcus Sikora, a young man with Down syndrome, has first credit for the book and why this is even a question. Writing about Creating. I’ve written many words trying to share with you how the writing process with Marcus works. Most of those words still lay jumbled on a page not […] more

The Children’s Book Review – Review

Check out the front page of the website The Children’s Book Review and you will get a peek of Black Day: The Monster Rock Band. And what’s more: A Giveaway! SO please, enter in and tell your friends to check it out. Seriously. Tell. Everyone. Thanks! The Children’s Book Review Review of Black Day is here. […] more

Black Day Reviews!

  This Words in the World Wed is a reviewer-so-far-wrap-up And More! First! We need your help. Please – Please – Please help us spread the word by “supporting’ us on this Thunderclap Campaign. It’s important, when you get to the page, to click through the “support” buttons. Check it out here: Now – Onto […] more

Teachers Among Us

Imagine living in a world where people of influence openly claim someone you love is not worthy of life? Can you imagine what it’s like to have your own child’s value, as a human being, debated? A world where you regularly encounter the opinion of scientists and doctors who are literally working to eliminate the […] more

KETV and Marcus For the Win!

Four years ago Marcus played a walk-on role with the touring cast of Broadway Across America’s Mary Poppins Cast. His first words the next morning, as we looked together at the article on the front page of The Omaha World Herald: “I won!” Then a few years later, and a few years ago, Marcus bravely […] more

Top Q & A about #BlackDayBook from our trip(s)

Most common Q & A on the road so far and advice from Marcus to the kids. Question – Do you play an instrument? Marcus – Yes.  The microphone. Q – Who is your favorite character? M – Skeleton Pumpkin Head Q – Where did you get the idea? M – While staying in a […] more