You can jump-start your kids' love of reading.


Books that make kids laugh foster a love of reading in children. Parents and teachers love the characters in these books. Like the kids that we know and love, these characters make mistakes, but they learn and grow from those mistakes. 


The Adventures of Zelda

For ages 7 and up, read The Adventures of Zelda: A Pug Tale.

Will Zelda defeat Vacuum once and for all? 

Zelda is the pug that loves adventure. She wants to make friends with a squirrel, jump in leaf piles, and eat as much people food that she can get her snaggletooth on. She's even willing to take on the scariest thing in the house-Vacuum.
But sometimes her appetite for adventure gets her into trouble, and she has to wrinkle her way out of it. When that happens, expect to hear lots of laughs from your kids.

The Adventures of Zelda: A Pug Tale contains thirteen short stories that build into a story arc, creating a fun and exciting chapter book for young readers.

Buy the book on AmazonApple iBooksBarnes & Noble,  Kobo, Google Play, or order an autographed paperback at my online store



books for teens

 The Eastbrook series are novels for teens that explore the themes of family, love, friendship, and growing up. 

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Alien Kid

For ages 9 and up, read the new middle grade series Alien Kid.

What happens when a mind-reading alien goes to middle school?

Charlie Baker is the new kid at school. He looks like any other kid, but he's far from it, and somehow he has to fit in and not reveal his secret.

Charlie thought it would be easy to keep his secret, but on the first day, he already messed up big time. Now, a girl, Maya, knows he's from outer space, and the school bully, Caden, is out to get him. 

But Charlie has to make this middle school on earth thing work, so he's willing to do whatever it takes-even if it means getting Caden flowers or wearing toilet clothes! 

Buy it now at Amazon, Apple iBooks,  Barnes & Noble, Kobo, Google Play, or order an autographed paperback at my online store.




author Days

An author visit from Kristen Otte is an interactive experience that will spark your child's interest in reading and writing. Visit the store to buy autographed books for delivery at an upcoming author day.  

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