Reviews and News

I’m heading off to the woods for one of my favorite weeks of the year – Deaf Camp. But before I go, here’s a roundup of some recent excitement and upcoming events.


Earlier this week, Dagger and Coin received its first trade review – and it’s a great one! Kirkus Review calls it a “riveting fantasy sequel…Soraya’s compelling narration makes the minutiae of management as thrilling as the betrayals, murders, and desperate gambits propelling the plot…A fine balance of political intrigue, relationship drama, and thoughtful characterization.” Read the full review.


Nita’s First Signs also got a great review from Vicki at Babies to Bookworms, which said that “the descriptions and the illustrations on the instructions are really easy to understand, making it easy for parents to perform the signs right away and teach them to their children. The ending to the story is absolutely adorable and will resonate with parents and kids alike!”  Check out the full review along with Vicki’s post offering great suggestions for following up the book with other signing activities.


Upcoming Event: Once Upon a Sign

Saturday, July 28, 2019 1pm – 2pm at Barnes & Noble, 4300 Montgomery Rd, Ellicott City, MD 21043

Join us for a lively event with two great authors! Kathy MacMillan, author of Nita’s First Signs, shares American Sign Language stories, songs, and rhymes for the whole family, followed fractured fairy tale fun with Veronica Bartles, author of The Princess and the Frogs. Free event, for all ages. Books will be available for purchase and signing.






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