I grew up with two sisters in Beaver City, Nebraska a small town in the Midwest. In 80's I moved to Gilbert, Arizona where I met my husband, Leonard.
With our busy lives, I had forgotten what it was like to have that youthful imagination until a few years ago, a special little boy entered our lives and changed all of that. Together we would sit for hours making up imaginary stories with adventurous characters. His was fasnicated as the stories evolved, adding a little something of his own imagination to each. A few years ago, I decided to turn my story into a children’s book. I started jotting down my notes, drafting the first book. Several days later, I read what I had written to my husband, and he was amazed. Therefore, with his encouragement, I finished my story. Before long, that youthful imagination was pouring into each Colton’s Pocket Dragon book.
Colton's Pocket Dragon books are a continuing series of children’s short stories about a little boy that finds an egg that hatches revealing a dragon with special powers. They fly off on exciting adventures, in search of one Colton’s favorite animals or places, where they encounter all kinds of creatures to fight along the way. Colton’s main goal on each adventure is to save his new found friend from the monsters; where he has to create weapons from anything he finds along the way, to aid in the return of his new dragon to "Dragon Land."
I hope to instill the excitement of imagination in young readers, as well as the adults sharing in these fun filled, adventurous stories with endearing characters as much as I have enjoyed writing them.
Always remember to keep that youthful imagination because:
If you find a dragon,
consider yourself lucky,
because of all the children on earth,
he’s picked you to be his friend.
Strong and true your friendship will be,
so when he flies back to his world,
please don’t cry,
for he will return again to fly with you.