Aunt Severe and the Toy Thieves - Andersen Press, 2013

Andersen Press liked the first Aunt Severe book and asked for a follow-up.I hadn't thought of one but said yes anyway. It's nice to be asked. However, it then took me a long time to come up with the idea, and when I handed the completed story in, you could tell I'd tried just a little too hard to make it funny. That was when editor Ruth Knowles stepped in and made the suggestions that helped me turn it into what it now is. And I'm very proud of it, so thank you, Ruth.