Nickerbacher - Comedian Dragon Adventure is now an early chapter available in Kindle Edition

Nickerbacher is a dragon and aspiring comedian who travels to La La Land to audition for The Late Knight Show. Hoping to prove to his father - and the world - that dragons can be funny. Nickerbacher befriends a prince and a princess who help him realize his dream while paving the way for equal rights of all citizens. 

Nickerbacher is the expanded, early chapter edition inspired by the Award Winning Picture Book, Nickerbacher, The Funniest Dragon. This time, Princess Gwendolyn is an activist for dragon rights and completely involved in Nickerbacher success. Along the way, she recruits Prince Happenstance and a Lucky Leprechaun to help. After a few twists and over coming obstacles, Nickerbacher makes it on The Late Knight Show staring Johnny Kingston.

Written by Terry John Barto , Illustrated by Kim Sponaugle, for ages 7- years, 51 pages. 



SCBWI Tomie dePaolo entry

A Big Congratulations to the winners of the 2016 SCBWI Tomie dePaolo contest.....Now I can show you my submission, which I had a great time working on, even if it did not make the list!
Check out the winners!
Check out the winners of the SCBWI Tomie dePaolo Contest


Winter Wonderland book for Preschoolers offers the favorite memories of childhood fun

I you are looking for a series of picture books that share the delightful fun and magic of each season with your preschooler...Author, Debbie Estrem has a little collection for you.

Winter Wonderland

Written by Debbie Estrem
For ages 2 -5
Coming soon from Halo Publishing.

A Time for Fall Fun - Coming Soon from Halo Publishing

It's Summertime! 


Birthday Muffin book is Coming to ipad

Illustration work is completed for "Birthday Muffin" written by
author, Marcia Trimble.
A deliciously yummy cupcake adventure for the sweet toothed!
(ipad app coming soon)    


"It's Summertime" a book for preschoolers that celebrates the simple childhood fun of the 70's

Just finished the first "season" in a  four book series entitled "It's Summertime" with author Debbie Estrem. Go back to a simple, less complicated time for children....spider bikes, wonder soap bubbles, push pops and days down at the community pool eating Creamsicles and loads of outside play....before cell phones and home computers....when doing anything took longer and we really didn't mind so much. For ages preschool - adult. Coming soon from Halo Publishing.