Sunday, November 28, 2010

Floyd Holiday Book & New Floyd Art

Happy Thanksgiving to all of you! The holiday season is upon us and I am working to get my second Floyd book under wraps for its spring release. I thought I'd share some of the finished art and synopsis from Floyd and the Mysterious Night Time Noise as I'm working on the digital end of things (scanning, setting type, etc.).

Don't forget the first Floyd book Floyd and the Irresistible Cookie is available on VIDEO format! This is a story for the holiday season and is recommended for ages 4-8 or anyone who loves Christmas, cookies or corgis. Read along with your paperback or watch the video while baking your own Irresistible Cookies! Click HERE for more info!

For Spring 2011 release:
Floyd and the Mysterious Night Time Noise SYNOPSIS: 

Floyd and the Mysterious Night Time Noise is about a dog named Floyd who can’t get to sleep.  The problem is a strange noise that keeps waking him up in the night. Floyd must find out just where that Mysterious Noise is coming from.

With the help of his two canine companions,Tiny and Larue,
Floyd bravely searches everywhere to find the noise.
He is, as always, very determined, but is he successful?

Floyd discovers that he is braver than he thought, and that sometimes the clues to a mystery are right under your nose.

The characters and illustrations are based on the imaginary adventures of  the author’s own dogs, three beloved Welsh Corgis.

Here are some of the original illustrations soon to become book and video!! I hope you enjoy them!

Sunday, November 21, 2010


Well, the big day has arrived! The Floyd and the Irresistible Cookie VIDEO is now available! A million thanks to Wendy Macdonald and the Somerled Charitable Foundation for making this project possible!

All proceeds from the purchase of this video ($2.99) will be donated to an animal-friendly charity I have chosen to be officially announced soon. Stay tuned for that news!

The video is now available on; and there will be other online vendors offering the video for download in the near future. You can easily and quickly download the mp4 format  to watch on your computer or burn onto DVD disk to watch on your TV. The 9-minute video includes narration, music and a beautifully presented filming of my original illustrations. I hope you enjoy!

To read more about the video or download TODAY, visit the Floyd page on!

The paperback book is still available from Amazon and other vendors. Other vendors both online and in southeastern Massachusetts are listed on my web page under "Books". The video and book make a great gift set for children ages 4-8 this holiday season.

Again, thanks to Wendy Macdonald and the Somerled Charitable Foundation along with the creative team that made this video possible, including:

  • Music Written and Performed by Matt Richard 
  • Narration by Heidi Swedberg 
  • Cinematography by Philip Holahan
  • Music sound production by Peter Kontrimas of PBS Studios in Westwood, MA

Thursday, November 11, 2010

The Very Latest Floyd Book Series News!

Some exciting things are happening in my little corner of the children's book world! First, the DVD version of my first book, Floyd and the Irresistible Cookie, is going into the "post-production" phase. The DVD is being produced by the Somerled Arts Foundation under the supervision of Wendy Macdonald. I had the chance to view the final cut with music by composer (and my husband) Matt Richard, cinematography by Phillip Holahan, and brilliant narration by Heidi Swedberg. It's very sweet! I'll post more news when I know more about how and when it will be available.
This DVD will be a great companion to the book which is still available through Amazon and other online vendors. Check the Books link on my studio web site for more info on that!

I'm also still working on the digital stages of the second book, Floyd and the Mysterious Night Time Noise. Today I did some preliminary work on the cover design. So here it is, for the first time! More new illustrations to come, but don't worry-- I will not be giving the ending away!