The Crimson Five series

Pop the Bronze Balloon is Here!

Pop the Bronze Balloon is here! It soared onto the horizon today and I’m so ready to burst!  I now have a trilogy!! It honestly feels just as exciting and nerve wracking as it did in 2018 when Spin the Golden Light Bulb debuted!

Writing books for kids has been one of the most amazing surprises in my life. I began writing this story about five kids in a creative, task-solving, invention-building futuristic competition in 2012 and never imagined it would turn into a whole series! I appreciate how supportive you’ve all been. I would have never been able to do this fun job and share my stories if it weren’t for all the librarians, teachers, bloggers, parents, booksellers, and readers who’ve shared my books. So, thank you! It means everything to me.

I have to say that working with Chicago Review Press, who recently acquired Amberjack Publishing, has been a dream. Thank you for all you’ve done to make my publishing dreams come true! And thank you to Rebecca Angus and Jessica Schmeidler at Golden Wheat Literary. My stories are real books because of you!

So, if you like books about futuristic inventions, competition, teamwork, performing, best ever friendships, traveling the globe, and chasing your dreams you may love this one!

If you’re interested in reading it here are some of the places you can purchase it from:


Barnes & Noble