Book Questionare


What inspired you to write this book?

My Four children have been the inspiration for much of my writing over the years. I wrote, “A Christmas Mouse”, originally as a song for us to sing at Christmas time and a poem I could include in my Christmas cards in 1980. We had just moved into our first real home and my children and I sat on the floor in front of the fireplace and recorded a cassette tape of Christmas songs to send to their grandparents back east. Money was tight in those days, so handmade gifts were the way to go. My children were always happy to sing and the Christmas Mouse song became a favorite from that moment on. They all sing it to this day!

Summarize your book in one to three sentences.

A Christmas Mouse” is a story of a cute little mouse who hides away in Santa’s sack on Christmas Eve. While Santa is busy leaving the presents under the tree, this speedy mouse rushes to see what munchies have been set out to eat. He is very speedy and clever to stay hidden, making sure he gets back in Santa’s sack before it is time to leave. His Christmas wish is that he really wants to share his joy and cookies with you!

What is the overall theme of your book?

A Christmas Mouse” is about sharing. There is a special feeling that comes with Christmas, a warmth within our hearts that spells over and has to be shared with others. Although our mouse is careful to stay hidden, his heart is so full of joy that he wants to share with everyone.

Why do you think that this book will appeal to readers?

There are the bright colored illustrations and a hidden star to find on each page. The best thing is that it is a song and the music is in the book! Who doesn’t want to add another Christmas song to share with family and friends?

What other books have you written?

Although several books have been written, “A Christmas Mouse” is the first to be published.


Poetry can be found in, “Treasured Poems of America Summer 1997 by Sparrowgrass Poetry Forum”