Tuesday, July 29, 2014

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Thursday, July 24, 2014

"Freaky Frank" on special

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Here's the skinny:

In many ways, Frank Fratello is a typical teen. He plays baseball, hangs out with his friends at the mall and gets in trouble at home. But there’s something very different about this sixth-grader—he can read minds. And reading minds can cause problems. Like when Frank says what someone is thinking before they say it. Or answers a question before they ask it. 

Despite being telepathic, Frank must deal with everyday middle school life, which includes battling a bully who hates him. Nasty Nate and his flunkies live to get others in trouble—especially Frank. 

But Frank and his friends aren’t giving up. There has to be some way to bring Nasty Nate down. They just have to find it.

Friday, July 4, 2014

Friday, June 27, 2014

Humorous middle grade 'Freaky Frank' is now out

WOOT! It's here. My humorous middle grade Freaky Frank from MuseItUp Publishing can be purchased here.


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In many ways, Frank Fratello is a typical teen. He plays baseball, hangs out with his friends at the mall and gets in trouble at home. But there’s something very different about this sixth-grader—he can read minds. And reading minds can cause problems. Like when Frank says what someone is thinking before they say it. Or answers a question before they ask it. 

Despite being telepathic, Frank must deal with everyday middle school life, which includes battling a bully who hates him. Nasty Nate and his flunkies live to get others in trouble—especially Frank. 

But Frank and his friends aren’t giving up. There has to be some way to bring Nasty Nate down. They just have to find it.

First reviews: 5 Stars

REVIEW: Freaky Frank is a lot of fun to read, and even more fun to read out loud. My daughter and I read it together and we cracked up the whole time. I'm a fan of the anti-bullying message and Frank's authentic sense of humor. This book led to a lot of conversations in our family about whether we would want Frank's ability to read minds. In the end, we decided we like our thoughts, and the thoughts of others, kept silent.

REVIEW: I really enjoyed Freaky Frank. By trade, I am a middle school teacher, so I totally get the H-u-m-o-r with a capital H. Freaky Frank touches upon different personal and social issues that come up in a kid’s daily life, but with the added twist of mind reading to further complicate things. Freaky Frank takes a humorous look at these issues, and the names of the characters involved, along with all the body humor, give the story added appeal. This is a fun book

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Humorous middle grade 'Freaky Frank' will be out June 27


Big release day coming up for my humorous middle grade "Freaky Frank." If there is an 8- to 12-year-old child in your life, this would be a great read for them. I had so much fun writing it. 

This is the first of my middle grades that will be released from MuseItUp Publishing. The next one coming in the fall will be "Will, Middle Name Trouble."

About "Freaky Frank"


In many ways, Frank Fratello is a typical teen. He plays baseball, hangs out with his friends at the mall and gets in trouble at home. But there’s something very different about this sixth-grader—he can read minds. And reading minds can cause problems. Like when Frank says what someone is thinking before they say it. Or answers a question before they ask it.
Despite being telepathic, Frank must deal with everyday middle school life, which includes battling a bully who hates him. Nasty Nate and his flunkies live to get others in trouble—especially Frank.

But Frank and his friends aren’t giving up. There has to be some way to bring Nasty Nate down. They just have to find it.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' marks 50 years. Who was your fave character?


Before "Harry Potter" and the "Hunger Games" we had Roald Dahl's "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory." It's hard to believe this children's classic turns 50 this month. In honor of the anniversary, take my poll.


Tuesday, June 10, 2014

The Yearbook Series: Tess and Jeremy now available



It's finally here! Book 3 of The Yearbook Series: Tess and Jeremy. Here's the skinny: 

Falling in love was easy for Jeremy and Tess…But that was college. 

Now, they have everything they could’ve hoped for then. Jeremy has a successful dental practice and Tess stays home with the kids. Life seems perfect, but their marriage is falling apart. 

The kids are getting older and Tess misses her pre-mommy self—most importantly having a career she loves. Jeremy's refusal to support Tess widens the divide between them. 

But Tess has a secret plan. If it works, she might get the career she wants and find the husband she once knew.

First review: 5 STARS

listen"In a lot of ways, Tess and Jeremy's story is my favorite among Buffy Andrews' The Yearbook Series. I felt the relationship was authentic. So many couples I know become stuck as attention goes from raising small children to each other. Tess feels isolated now that the children are in grade school and her role as mommy is less on-demand. But Jeremy, a dentist, is content with how things are now, and takes too much pleasure in the provider role to actually provide Tess with what she wants and needs. This, of course, deadens the spark between these college sweethearts. Can the spark that brought them together be kindled again? Or is Jeremy too set in his ways and Tess too bitter? You've got to read to find out!"


Wednesday, May 28, 2014

More books coming out in June: 'Freaky Frank,' 'Yearbook Series: Tess and Jeremy'

I’m looking forward to a busy June with new books coming out.

Readers will be able to catch up with Gina, Sue, Cookie, Tess and the rest of the gang when “The Yearbook Series: Tess and Jeremy” hits store shelves.
                                 
Here’s the blurb:

Falling in love was easy for Jeremy and Tess. But that was college. Now, they have everything they could have hoped for then. Jeremy has a successful dental practice and Tess stays home with the kids. Life seems perfect, but their marriage is falling apart. The kids are getting older and Tess misses her pre-mommy self -— most importantly having a career she loves. Jeremy’s refusal to support Tess widens the divide between them. But Tess has a secret plan. If it works, she might get the career she wants and find the husband she once knew.
Sometimes you need to look at the past to figure out the future

Right now, you can get the first book in the series for FREE: Gina and Mike. The second book in the series is Sue and Tom.



‘Freaky Frank’


My humorous middle-grade, “Freaky Frank” from MuseItUp Publishing, will keep kids (and adults) in stitches.

In many ways, Frank Fratello is a typical teen. He plays baseball, hangs out with his friends at the mall and gets in trouble at home. But there’s something very different about this sixth-grader — he can read minds. And reading minds can cause problems. Like when Frank says what someone is thinking before they say it. Or answers a question before they ask it.

Despite being telepathic, Frank must deal with everyday middle school life, which includes battling a bully who hates him. Nasty Nate and his flunkies live to get others in trouble—especially Frank.

 But Frank and his friends aren’t giving up. There has to be some way to bring Nasty Nate down. They just have to find it.

The book should be out by the end of June.

‘The Lion Awakens’


“The Lion Awakens” is an action-packed young adult fantasy. This book is available and getting good reviews and it's on sale for 99 cents. Here’s the skinny:

Two worlds, two teens, two destinies...

For thirteen years, Annie Lange and David McClure believed their parents were killed in fiery car crashes. They learn the truth about the past when they find hidden messages in anonymous gifts left on their front porches. The notes lead them to a mentor who helps them discover and master their special powers, powers they will need if they have any chance of saving their world from the tyrant Goliath.

When the lion awakens, their world is forever changed...

‘What’s ahead’
I’m working on a new book called “Starstruck” about a 26-year-old who’s looking for love in all the wrong places. The main character is Sydney and she’s been a blast to hang out with. My goal is to finish this book by the end of the summer. We’ll see.

Happy reading everyone!

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Cover reveal: The Yearbook Series


Here's the cover for the third book in The Yearbook Series: Tess and Jeremy due out June 10 from Limitless Publishing. Other books in the series include Gina and Mike, first book; and Sue and Tom, second book. 

Here's the skinny: 

Falling in love was easy for Jeremy and Tess. But that was college. Now, they have everything they could have hoped for then. Jeremy has a successful dental practice and Tess stays home with the kids. Life seems perfect, but their marriage is falling apart. The kids are getting older and Tess misses her pre-mommy self -- most importantly having a career she loves. Jeremy's refusal to support Tess widens the divide between them. But Tess has a secret plan. If it works, she might get the career she wants and find the husband she once knew. 

Sometimes you need to look at the past to figure out the future ...