Iguana Inspired

The author and her iguana, Eddie

Eddie and Me - My love of lizards, especially big ones, has inspired a variety of stories and scripts.

Book Signing at Peoria Riverfront Museum, Sunday, October 8 at 1:30 pm, Peoria IL
I will be signing copies of Clarissa Catfish Visits the Peoria Riverfront Museum at the Museum Sunday afternoon. If you are in the area, please come by to say hello and get your copy signed! The Museum is a wonderful place to spend a lovely fall afternoon.


Later in the month, I'll have an author's table at the All-Zona Book Fest 2017, Sunday, October 15, 11:00 AM till 3:00 PM at the Tucson Jewish Community Center, 3800 E. River Road. This book festival features authors that call Arizona home. Visitors are encouraged to bring gently used children's books for donation. The goal is to gather 500 books for the Make Way for Books organization.


And on October 26, I will be hosting Writers Read at Brewd at 4960 N. Sabino Canyon Rd., from 6-8 pm. Other writers reading include Pamela Alexander, Bee Bloeser, Joan Lisi, and Elise Stone. Please join us!

Little girl reading Don't Make Me Fly

Lovely review of Don't Make Me Fly in Life section of the September 3 Arizona Daily Star, by Helen Woodhams:

"What a curious creature the roadrunner is! This iconic desert bird prefers hoofing it to flying, and its footprints are the same backwards as they are forwards. With vibrant illustrations by Nicholas Thorpe, this picture book is jam-packed with scientific facts about roadrunners, delivered in verse form to keep the narrative lively. Roadrunners "...grab their victim/behind its head/And bash it on/the ground until it is dead." Want to know how to swallow a horned lizard? Keep reading! This is the second offering in the "Don't" series by Tucson author Elaine A. Powers. The first is "Don't Call Me Turtle!" "Don't Make Me Fly!" is recommended for children in grades K-4."
Now available from Ingram Spark!

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Fly Back to the Brac, Brian Brown Booby tells the heartwarming true story of a young brown booby that found on a beach on Grand Cayman, almost 100 miles from his home on Cayman Brac. He was cared for by an animal rehabilitator and eventually learns to fly with others of his species.

Clarissa Catfish Visits the Peoria Riverfront Museum follows the adventure of a young channel catfish caught up by a flood in the Peoria River, who is found and cared for by a curator of the Peoria Riverfront Museum. Her visit is exciting, but will she be able to evade the designs of a hungry museum employee?

Cover image for Don't Call Me Turtle

Don't Call Me Turtle! is a children's book about tortoises and their unique (and distinctly NOT turtle-like) life histories. This beautifully illustrated book is available from Amazon!
Now Available from Ingram Spark