It's gonna happen!!  This is a big thank you for anyone and everyone reading this!  (all 2 of you!)  "Stark Raving Dad" was sold to Running Press this past week - with a release date for Father's Day 2019.  I am so excited and thrilled that its finally happening.   Of course, now I've gotta come up with more poems and more pictures.  The fun part!  (i hope?!)  Please stay tuned, there will be more to come. And if you haven't already - check out and follow on facebook and instagram!!  (and of course, please keep checking in here!) Sandy  ...

I never thought I’d do it I never thought I’d lie But I’m staring at a third fish That had to go and die   Tears, moans, wails and whoa Stare up in clouded eyes A ruse to dodge a little grief Should come as no surprise   A fish is a fish, and a flush is a flush So off to the store I go And when I return with a new Mr. Bubbles No one will ever know   Ok.  so this one's a little tricky cuz the kids still don't know!  I'm not sure if this is betraying their trust.  I guess it is.  But honestly, Mr. Bubbles died shortly after the cat got run over and it was just a little too traumatic.  Or so we felt at the time.  So when the kids went to school...