My informational ad for the Gurley Public Library has been published in this month’s Mt. Carmel by the River Community Connections Newsletter. For those of you who don’t have access to this online publication, here is the ad:

THE GURLEY PUBLIC LIBRARY, one of several small-town branches of the Huntsville Madison-County Public Library system, is located just off of Highway 72 on Walker Street in Gurley. Many Mt. Carmel by the River residents have already discovered the great resources and programming this branch offers. If you have not, they hope you will give them a try. For more information, look them up online by visiting or give them a call at 256/776-2102.

Their hours are listed below:
Mondays:        12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Tuesdays:        12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Wednesdays:  10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Thursdays:      12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Fridays:            12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturdays:       10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Sundays:          closed



Two of my stories for children are featured in recent issues of BUMPLES, a group of subscription-based interactive online magazines. Founded in 2009, BUMPLES is a market for writers and illustrators from all over the world. They pair the text from stories such as mine to their own kid-friendly interactive illustrations with the goal of encouraging children to enjoy reading.