History and animals (horses and dogs) are two of my passions. I have been lucky enough to write about them both. I have published several books and many articles on these subjects. Since I began writing professionally, I have had the opportunity to interview interesting people and to travel to wonderful places. I enjoy doing my research so that I can find something new to share with a reader.
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In 1901, President Theodore Roosevelt’s family arrives at the White House with 43 pets. They find their new home infested with rats, who won’t leave –until a 44th pet arrives–a dog named Skip.

Meticulously researched and accompanied by period illustrations, Rats in the White House will delight children who enjoy animals and history.
Available on Amazon or ask at your favorite bookstore.

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book, I am happy to 
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bookplate. Email me. 
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person who is receiving 
the book and the address
where I should mail the 
bookplate. The book-
plate is illustrated 
with images of
Archie, Skip and a rat.


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