Other Stuff

Interviews and guest blogs


“How I Turned My Fear of Flying Into a Book,” reprinted from the September 2013 issue of First Draft, a publication of the Guppies/Sisters in Crime.

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April 3, 2013, The Bob Edwards Show on SiriusXM Radio
Hear acclaimed author and children’s literature advocate Daniel Pinkwater read BRAVE POTATOES on the air with Bob Edwards.

Daniel and Bob discuss surrealism in D.B. Johnson’s MAGRITTE’S MARVELOUS HAT and children’s literature in general for the first half of the podcast. A lively and thought-provoking discussion, but if you want to skip right to the BRAVE POTATOES part, it begins at 7:15.


2ccsmallDownloadable audio verson of TWO COOL COWS is now available in 2014 to go along with this 1995 classic. The jazzy, upbeat song-style reading was popular with little ones back in the 1990s when Scholastic offered a cassette with every book purchased. Only $5.00. Comes complete with mooing to tell little ones (and their parents) when to turn the page. Contact me to order.


I was delighted to be a guest on The Writer’s Dream, a cable television show hosted by my friend and fellow mystery writer, Linda Maria Frank. The show was taped in September 2013. You can watch it in two parts:

Listen to the kids at Kingsland Elementary School in Kingsland, GA, rock out to TWO COOL COWS! This was my first Google visit to a school (September 2013). I am so honored. Many thanks to teacher Michelle Davis, who invited me into her classroom. The photos above are from their a Storybook Parade, in which a lot of the kids — and Mrs. Davis — dressed up as cool cows.


Interview with Marilyn Levinson on the “Make Mine Mystery” blog.
Interview with Monica Williams in the Port Jefferson Patch.
Guest blog with Laura Shovan on Poetry Poetry