Monday, November 30, 2015

Love your mother while she is here

Mother, October 22

By Margery Hannah

The mourning for a mother sounds
Like cow horns like
The one we had in the backyard
Growing up was free and repressed like
That moan, it is a moan
From my soul to your soul
Our dance our
Tango if you will
We did not converse in those last days
I spoke you

Maybe listened

Friday, February 13, 2015

Sydney Paige, Inc. Valentine's Day Special!

Get your Sydney Paige, Inc. swag at 15% off + Free Shipping with the code VALENTINE. For each item you buy a matching item will be donated to a child in need. Backpacks, books, statement tags and more!

My favorite is the Raleigh Silver Lining. I love the neutral colors and equilateral triangle design. It's lightweight and durable-- perfect for all day.

#Buygive your heart away!

Friday, July 18, 2014

A quote from Margery's rabbit:

 "Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes don't see as well and you get loose in the joints and very shabby. But these things don't matter at all, because once you are Real you can't be ugly, except to people who don't understand." The Velveteen Rabbit by MargeryWilliams.

Monday, May 12, 2014

Xavier reads Sydney Paige: Miss School, Miss Out

Xavier is a fourth grader who enjoys basketball, soccer, and character-driven books with good plots. 

Be like Xavier-- order your copy of Sydney Paige: Miss School, Miss Out today! For each book sold, a copy is donated to a student in need!

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Maya reads Sydney Paige: Miss School, Miss Out

Maya, a 10-year old fifth grader, is a good shepherd. She cares for her two large pit bulls, and is nice enough to consider a scaredy cat visitor or two. (I won't mention any names.) For keeping me safe, I gave Maya a copy of Sydney Paige: Miss School, Miss Out. She has since shouted me out to friends and family. The book now sits prominently in the living room. 

Maya eats a gluten-free diet due to Celiac disease. Celiac disease is defined as the body's inability to tolerate gluten. It is estimated about one in 100 people have celiac disease. In addition, a larger percentage of the population has gluten sensitivities that leave victims feeling achy, tired, and bloated. 

The good news is there is no need to worry about variety in pursuant to good health; dinner mainstays such as lasagna, spaghetti, roast and potatoes, liver and onions, chicken fettucine with spinach or broccoli, ranch cheese and potatoes are all gluten free. The one rule? Eliminate bread. Gluten is a protein found in wheat, barley, rye and malts. 

For the bread lovers out there, it may be hard to find a gluten-free bread suitable to your taste. Here's what a best gluten-free bread survey had to say.

I'll provide links to Maya's upcoming book, a collection of child-approved gluten free eats, as I find out more!  For now, here are links to:
Crisp and airy gluten free waffles (Eat with maple syrup!) 
Van's Variety Foods for those who don't have time for home-made.
Gluten-free pumpkin bread (Add your favorite nut if possible.)


Sunday, March 16, 2014

Sydney Paige: Miss School, Miss Out- Double Time

These girls, fraternal twins Jayla and Jada, made my evening by reading and enjoying Sydney Paige: Miss School, Miss Out. I love how they pointed out Sydney Paige's big mistake, and how she learns a lifelong lesson from the consequences of her poor choice.

Make sure to order a copy today. For every book sold, one is donated to a young reader!

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

The Original Mrs. Hoffman

If you've picked up Sydney Paige: Miss School, Miss Out, you've met Mrs. Hoffman, fair and engaging teacher to a class of curious pupils. All art an arrow towards truth, I was super excited to run into my real life Mrs. Hoffman, my kindergarten teacher from good ole' St. Thomas Aquinas in Wichita, Kansas. Mrs. Hoffman was a kind teacher who fostered confidence in her students. Of course her's was the first name to cross my mind when writing this book!

I could barely believe my eyes when I spotted her this evening at Quick Trip; what a thrill to share with her there's a Mrs. Hoffman in the lives of children all over the country!

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Sydney Paige Miss School, Miss Out available now!

Order your copy today at Sydney Paige, Inc. or Amazon. Each book sold triggers a matching donation!

Sydney Paige thinks staying home from school is a good idea until she discovers she's missed out on even more fun in class. She learns many lessons in the process, but what will be the biggest of them all?

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Sydney Paige: Miss School, Miss Out

If you haven't already, mosey on by and pick up Sydney Paige: Miss School, Miss Out. A most suitable edition to elementary libraries, Sydney Paige: Miss School, Miss Out is an easy reader that teaches the importance of education.

Perhaps best of all, however, is the fact the book’s publisher, California-based Sydney Paige, Inc., operates in a buy-give model. That is, for every Sydney Paige™ item bought, the company donates the same item to a student in need. The company states: “By giving low income youth the tools they need to go to school and the confidence to help them stay in school and graduate, you will have helped them break free from their cycle of poverty . . . one child at a time.”

 Please join me in making a difference in the lives of children. Books are available for purchase at both and

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Meet Sydney Paige

I am thrilled to introduce Sydney Paige, Inc., a buy-give company offering designer backpacks, lunch bags, pencil cases, ipad sleeves, nap blankets, and books. 

First in the Sydney Paige, Inc. book series is an easy reader called Sydney Paige Miss School, Miss Out. I had a ball writing this book; Sydney Paige is a hoot of a character who kept me on my toes!

With every book comes a corresponding character trait statement tag (the aforementioned "Education"):

Each time you purchase a high quality Sydney Paige product, you trigger a matching donation to a student in need. Is there any better way to shop than with the knowledge your purchase will make a difference in a child’s life? Of course it’s not all charity here—check out these designer backpacks:

This is a fantastic company I am both grateful and proud to be a part of. Hear more about Sydney Paige, Inc. from founder Courtney Brockmeyer (She's one of the most awesome people I've ever met!):

 Still haven't moseyed on over to SP to place your order? Click HERE!