T-Rex Loves Tacos

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Wing envy? Hungry for tacos? Maybe, but whatever it is, T-Rex loves this book. I was telling T-Rex that I was one of those kids who thought a Book-a-Thon was the best thing ever. Read a ton a books and win a prize. I’m on it. No prize? No worries.  I just liked making that list of books. Going to the library was like pirate treasure, the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, finally getting a different toy in your Happy Meal after you’ve already gotten that same My Little Pony five times. I love taking my kids to the library. Dragons Love Tacos is our latest new love. T-Rex totally recommends this book!

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Party planning has never been more fun, or more fraught with danger. Find out how to plan the perfect dragon party, but make sure you read all the ingredients in your toppings first. A hidden danger awaits. See what will happen if the dragons eat those tacos!

We’ve already read this book so much we got a craving for tacos, too. Books and food, what could be better!

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This kid takes his taco eating seriously. That’s his dragon face! (Hair cut by sister, not by dragons, although it looks like it.)

Check out this book and fill up on food and fiction.

T-Rex Approved!



What is T-Rex Reading Now?

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You know that T-Rex likes a good road trip, but did you know that he’s an avid reader, too. He wanted me to share some of his favorite books with you, so I decided to let him have his own column here on my blog. Look for more books and other things that “T-Rex Recommends!”

This week T-Rex wants to share Can I Bring my Pterodactyl to School, Mrs. Johnson. You’re probably thinking that T-Rex likes this book just because it’s about a fellow prehistoric creature. Well, sure, but more than that, this book is smart and funny and it’s just plain fun to read. (Hint, parents, this means it’s fun for you, too.)

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Go on a fun journey of justification for bringing a huge flying creature to the classroom. When it’s all said and done, Mrs. Johnson, I don’t know how you could say “no.”

T-Rex would love to know if you’ve read this book and what you thought of it?

Thanks for hanging out!






Just in Time


This is perfect! I just remembered that November is NaNoWriMo–National Novel Writing Month.

Ok, I didn’t remember, but one of my young writing students just, very excitedly–how cool is that, told me that she’s doing it this year…and also NaNoWriMo started emailing me.

So, despite my forgetfulness, this is perfect. I just started a new novel, and I really want to make some progress on it. Once I can get the rough draft done, then I can start the fun part. Revising. (Yes, you read that right. I love editing. It’s where all the magic is.)

So, let’s get the tricks all planned out and get this thing written, so that I can start pulling rabbits out of my hat.

Ready, set, WriMo!

Hi, Friends!

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I’m so happy to see some new “faces” (I only see your user name, but “faces” seems so much more friendly) signing up to follow my blog and be a part of the circle here at Amy’s Place.


If you (old faces and new–you’re all gorgeous either way) haven’t yet, follow this link over to my newsletter sign-up and put yourself on that too. The September issue comes out soon where I’ll announce the winner of a copy of the audiobook for The Lemonade Year! All you have to do to be entered is be on the newsletter email list. Super easy!

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The newsletter is also going to keep you in the loop even more about publication news and tour stops! Plus there are always fun sites, recipes, pics, videos, and more only on the newsletter!

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Thanks, y’all!


Jane by the Book Cover Reveal!

Check out my author friend, Pepper Basham’s new book! Drum roll……



About the Book

Four years ago, Jane Warwick escaped the shame and heartbreak of being jilted at the altar by becoming a housekeeper at the secluded Inn at Simeon Ridge. Predictable and quiet, the inn helps Jane find a place to heal and celebrates her strengths, where she is promoted to head housekeeper. But an unexpected visit to Bath, England, upsets Jane’s plans and sends her out of her comfort zone, directly into the harrowing path of historical detective author, Titus Stewart. The only plans Titus sticks to are family holidays and the ones that send him careening into his story worlds, but when an uptight and nervous innkeeper stumbles into his life – and his latest novel – nonfiction begins to take on a much more interesting gleam.

As the unlikely pair delve into the mystery behind a one-hundred-and-fifty-year-old letter, will they both uncover a romance that stands the test of time?

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The Cover!
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You can find Jane by the Book this JULY in the Once Upon a Laugh Novella Collection.


About the Author


Pepper Basham is an award-winning author who writes historical and contemporary romance novels with grace, humor, and culture clashes. She’s a Blue Ridge Mountain native and an anglophile who enjoys combining her two loves to create memorable stories of hope. You can connect with Pepper over at her group blog, The Writer’s Alley, her website, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, or Twitter.


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As part of this Cover Reveal Blitz, Pepper is giving away 1 (ONE) ebook copy of Second Impressions. Please enter via the Rafflecopter Form below.


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Lauren Brandenburg; A Writer’s Desk

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This week’s This Writer’s World has us peeking into the writing space of middle-grades author Lauren Brandenburg.



Lauren says about her charming writing desk:

I recently had my husband build me this simple little nook behind our family table. I don’t like being alone in a room by myself and actually think better when my family is nearby.

As a homeschool mom, having my desk so close to the “action” allows me to work in my own space and literally turn around to help with math, grammar, history, or whatever my kiddos are working on at the time. I also love small spaces that I can make my own with all my little lovely things—like all my macarons 🙂

I try to handle all my marketing, social media, and homeschool related grading and lesson planning before lunch and then save the afternoon for writing. 

Find Lauren online at:

Buy her newest release Orlo: The Burdened at Amazon here. (While you’re there, Check out Orlo: The Created and her Boone series!)
Don’t you love this cover!
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Thank you, Lauren! Happy writing!

Annette O’Hare; A Writer’s Desk


Ever wonder what the life of a writer looks like–well, their desk anyway? I have. I love to image a writer at his or her “space” creating new worlds and filling them with people I love.

This Writer’s World Wednesday we get a peek as A Writer’s Desk with historical fiction author, Annette O’Hare!


“My writing space has a great view for when I need to think on something. Also, I have everything I need in reach…like snacks! The best part about this space is the chair I inherited when my dad passed on last year. It’s comforting; like I’m sitting in my daddy’s lap.” Annette O’Hare
Annette is the author of Northern Lights and Redeeming Light.


Amazon Links:
Northern Light – https://amzn.to/2vvZxyK
Redeeming Light – https://amzn.to/2Hxmrur
Find Annette online at:


Thank you, Annette, for letting us take a peek into your writer’s world!