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San Diego Fall Back Festival 2018

In only a few weeks we’ll be setting back our clocks by one hour to observe Daylight Savings Time. So what, you say? Big deal, you say? Let’s make a fun day out of it, I say! San Diego’s own Gaslamp Quarter Historical Foundation agrees. In fact, it has created a whole festival to observe… Continue reading San Diego Fall Back Festival 2018

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Kids Books & Brews, San Diego

Please join me for a good cause today where you can bring the Mini-Me’s but hang out with other grown-ups at a grown-up place! 😉 Here’s the listing for the event with more information: Join us for an afternoon of award-winning kids books and brews at Second Chance Beer Company! (Sorry kids, brews for… Continue reading Kids Books & Brews, San Diego

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Fall Back Festival, San Diego, Nov. 6

Next weekend, after you’ve set your clocks back and enjoyed that extra hour of sleep, here’s something to do with all that extra energy: a free children’s festival in the San Diego Gaslamp quarter. And I’ll be there, selling my books, so please stop by and say hello! Fall Back Festival~Children’s Historic Street Faire Sunday,… Continue reading Fall Back Festival, San Diego, Nov. 6

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Q&A With Children’s Author Nancy O’Neill

Today I’m interviewing the author of the award-winning Guess What series for kids whose unique approach to publishing involves running art contests for kids! Please welcome the highly accomplished, think-outside-the-box  writer and publisher, Nancy O’Neill, to the Reading Room. Q. Hi Nancy. Please tell us a little bit about yourself and your books. A. Hi… Continue reading Q&A With Children’s Author Nancy O’Neill

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A Short List of SoCal’s Best Places For Pumpkin-Picking

It was our tradition to visit a pumpkin patch in the countryside every fall, to spend the day soaking up the autumn colors–as much as this was possible in sunny Southern California–and bring home pumpkins for the doorstep, which we’d ultimately carve for Halloween.