what flowers remember...

2015 Notable Children’s Books in the Language Arts

2015 New Books for Missouri Students

Lamplighter Award nominee, 6th-8th, 2015-2016

Bank Street 2015 Best Children’s Books of the Year, ages 12-14

Top Shelf honoree 2014, VOYA Magazine

Most folks probably think gardens only get tended when they’re blooming. But most folks would be wrong. According to the almanac, a proper gardener does something every single month. Old Red Clancy was definitely a proper gardener. That’s why I enrolled myself in the Clancy School of Gardening. If I was going to learn about flowers, I wanted to learn from the best.

I played these songs over and over as I wrote this book. 

Neville Brothers “Bird on a Wire” 
Jack Johnson “With My Own Two Hands” 
Francesca Battistelli “Angel By Your Side” 
Charlie Daniels Band “Kneel At The Cross” 
Keb’ Mo’ “The Beginning”

...this song came out after the book was completed - but when I hear it, I see Delia and Old Red at the wall of stories.

One Direction “Story of My Life”
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