A 5 star review!

Bret and I were thrilled to see this book review and the fantastic illustration by Jess Trew who is eight years old. Thank you very much, Jess, for choosing to review Lucy Lick-Me-Not and the Greedy Gubbins!

Jess Trew Book Review


Claudine & Bret

Named to Kirkus Reviews' Best Books of 2015!

Bret and I are thrilled to announce that Lucy's second adventure, Lucy Lick-Me-Not and the Greedy Gubbins: A Christmas Story, has just been named to Kirkus Reviews' Best Books of 2015. This is such a huge honor and the best Christmas gift we could have asked for.

To celebrate this fantastic news we're sharing Bret Burkmar's stunning and magical double page picture from Lucy Lick-Me-Not and the Greedy Gubbins:

"A wild tale helmed by a charmingly clever kid." - Kirkus Reviews

Lucy's Christmas Eve

Happy Holidays!

Claudine & Bret


Goodreads giveaway for Lucy Lick-Me-Not and the Greedy Gubbins!

We're giving away one copy of our holiday themed children's book, Lucy Lick-Me-Not and the Greedy Gubbins: A Christmas Story. It starts November 17th and ends Dec 6th. Enter here.

It’s a Kirkus Prize Nominee and would make a lovely Christmas gift for fun loving children.

Here is what Kirkus Reviews said about it:

"Carmel (Lucy Lick-Me-Not and the Day Eaters: A Birthday Story, 2014) has done it again. The second installment of the series is just as wildly imaginative and fun as the first. Carmel has her formula—a frothy fantasy with a touch of smarts—down pat. Burkmar’s vivid, colorful illustrations are the cherry on top of a lovely sundae that children and adults alike will reach for time and again. A wild tale helmed by a charmingly clever kid.



Good luck!

Claudine & Bret

A second Kirkus Star for Lucy Lick-Me-Not!

We are thrilled to announce that Lucy’s second adventure, Lucy Lick-Me-Not and the Greedy Gubbins, has just receieved a Kirkus Starred Review! You can read the it here or over on our reviews page.

Happy reading!

Claudine & Bret

Christmas in July!

The second fantastic tale in our Lucy Lick-Me-Not series, Lucy Lick-Me-Not and the Greedy Gubbins is here at last! It's a cozy, wintertime tale with our brave girl, Lucy, a flurry of festive characters and a creature crisis for Lucy to solve in her usual good spirited way. A fun read for any time of year, but it will be even more fun to read as we near the winter holidays.

Lucy and Gubbins

We have also released a second edition of Lucy Lick-Me-Not and the Day Eaters in our new larger series size, 8” x 10, and both books are available to order through libraries,                                             bookstores and online retailers. Here is a link to buy Lucy Lick-Me-Not and the Greedy Gubbins from Amazon.com.

We'll be posting reviews as they come in and there are also a couple of new coloring pages on the Lucy Lick-Me-Not 'fun stuff' page.

Happy reading!

Claudine & Bret

Front cover reveal for Lucy's second adventure!

We are very excited to share the beautiful front cover for Lucy Lick-Me-Not and the Greedy Gubbins - Coming soon!

Lucy is disappointed that winter is late this year. While searching in the woods for any sign of snow, she stumbles upon Jack Frost’s tree home and discovers that he’s been locked inside by autumn’s mischief-makers, the Greedy Gubbins! These stubborn creatures gobble up the color green, and this year they are determined to stay until spring has sprung. Lucy agrees to help Jack Frost, but once inside the Gubbins’ lair, they think her green eyes might be even tastier than the leaves of spring. Lucy must outwit the Gubbins to save Jack Frost, and herself! 

Claudine & Bret

Happy Holidays from Lucy Lick-Me-Not!

Bret and I wanted to say a big "thank you" to everyone who bought a copy of Lucy Lick-Me-Not and the Day Eaters and offered words of encouragement and support.

We wanted to share a wintry picture from Lucy's next adventure - 

Lucy Lick-Me-Not and the Greedy Gubbins - arriving in 2015!

Have fun this holiday season!

Claudine & Bret

Kirkus Reviews- Best Books of 2014

We are very pleased to say Lucy Lick-Me-Not and the Day Eaters has been named on Kirkus Reviews Best Indie Books of 2014 AND Best Off-the-Beaten-Path Indie Books of 2014!

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Thank you, Kirkus!

Claudine & Bret

Kirkus Indie Books of the Month-October 2014

Bret and I are very excited for Lucy Lick-Me-Not and the Day Eaters to be one of the four books chosen for the Kirkus Indie books of the month list for October 2014!

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Yay!

Claudine & Bret

A monster-filled peek for Halloween week

From inside Lucy Lick-Me-Not and the Day eaters.

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“All around Lucy, more monsters now appeared. They howled and danced madly, they whooped, they screamed, they cheered!”

HappyHalloween!

Claudine & Bret


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