The series, Bats in the Schoolhouse Attic, includes her first published manuscripts, fulfilling a lifelong dream of writing children’s books.
Carla The Clumsy Bat
Carla is a beautiful Yuma Bat who lives in the attic of a one hundred year-old schoolhouse. Carla uses echolocation to navigate safely and hunt for food. She is a graceful and skilled Yuma. Then, one mysterious night, Carla becomes clumsy! What happened to Carla’s radar system? And can it be fixed? Follow Carla through a series of mishaps that unfortunately lead to her capture. Will Carla escape? And will she, once again, be the beautiful, graceful Yuma Bat she was?
Benji Bat Wears Glasses
Benji was a curious Little Brown Bat who moved from the schoolhouse attic into a new roost at Old Man Willowby’s summer cabin.
One night, Benji overheard the old man say he could see so much better with his new glasses, proving he must have been “blind as a bat”. Benji panicked – was he blind? If so, he wanted to see better too. His curiosity was sparked by the idea of wearing glasses! This led to an extraordinary adventure between Benji and Old Man Willowby. However, Mother Bat was skeptical of Benji’s tales about wearing glasses and what he saw. She lovingly dismissed Benji’s stories, until one night, when everything changed.
Baby Bats Don't Hatch From Eggs
Sebastian was a newborn bat pup living in the attic of the old yellow schoolhouse. More than anything, Sebastian wanted to fly like the bigger bats, but he was too young. Typically, female bats roosting in the schoolhouse kept their pups safely inside when flying off to feed at night. But, one night, knowing how anxious Sebastian was to fly, Mother Bat decided to take Sebastian with her. Mother Bat tucked Sebastian safely under wing and flew out of the attic roost. That was not a good idea! It was the start of a scary adventure , where, before too long, Sebastian was alone and frightened.
Sebastian heard strange cracking noises all around and saw two black eyes glaring at him! What were those weird sounds and who was glaring at him? Where was he? But more important, where was Mother Bat?