My newest literary offering, HOLY NIGHT AND LITTLE STAR, is a picture book for the upcoming Christmas season. Illustrated by the marvelous Khoa Le, the book tells the story of a small star who likes to twinkle quietly above the horizon for newborn lambs. One night, when Maker invites her to join a glorious galactic dance in an event that will change history, Little Star has to muster her courage to accept the invitation.

If you'd like a personalized copy of this book (perfect Christmas present!), I'll be at three bookstores this fall, so feel free to order over the phone and I'll sign when I'm there. Also, if you're anywhere near Franklin, Tennessee, Boulder, Colorado (an event for my novel, HOPE IN THE VALLEY, but copies of the picture book will be on hand), or La Cañada Flintridge, California (a joint event with the brilliant Nikki Grimes, author of LULLABY FOR A KING), please join me in person! It would be a delight to see you.

Thursday, October 5, 2023, 3-5 p.m. | Tennessee reading and signing | Landmark Booksellers | 114 East Main Street, Franklin, TN 37064 | 615-791-6400

Sunday, October 8, 2023, 4 p.m. | Colorado signing and conversation with author Claudia Mills | Boulder Bookstore | 1107 Pearl Street, Boulder, Colorado | 303-447-2074

Saturday, November 25, 2023, 11 a.m.. | Southern California reading and signing | Flintridge Bookstore | 858 Foothill Blvd. La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011 | 818-790-0717