My Books

Upcoming Children's Picture Books


FUSSY GUS to be published by Guardian Angel, TBA - Gus worked hard to get his garden the best in town. However, when friends stop by to enjoy it, he turns into fussy Gus and boots them away. Follow Gus as he wonders if a beautiful garden full of tasty treats is worth it, when you have no friends to share it with.
IS MOMMY A ROBOT to be published by Guardian Angel. TBA - Ash wondered if his Mommy was a robot. She did the same things every day. And some were amazing! Find out if it's really possible for Mommy's to be robots or are they just Mommy's.

 Published Books


Published in 2017 by Guardian Angel.  Raz Dillon could count to 200, tie his shoes, and make his lunch. However, he longed to find something he was really good at. As he goes on a quest to find that talent, Raz is determined to not quit until he finds his special IT.

Grumpy Kyle

Published in May 2017 by Guardian Angel Publishing. Getting up in the morning makes Kyle grouchy. Doing class work at school makes Kyle crabby. Going to bed at night makes Kyle cranky. He is tired of always feeling grumpy. Find out how Kyle turns himself from grumpy Kyle to smiling Kyle!
Pumpkin Squash

Published by Guardian Angel in the fall of 2016, this is a Halloween story about a pumpkin who refuses to get squashed on the side of the road like most pumpkins do. Is he able to save himself?

Cookies for Punch

COOKIES FOR PUNCH was published by Guardian Angel Publishing on November 23, 2015. Punch the dog, loves his master, Tyler. When Tyler eats some of Punch's dog cookies, a magical thing happens... and it isn't good. Find out how Punch uses his smarts to come up with a 'done gone' good idea and save his best pal, Tyler.

The Color of Love

THE COLOR OF LOVE was published on September 1, 2015. Denny asks his mother, "If the sun is yellow and the sky is blue, what color is love?" Follow them as they jump on board their magic carpet to find the answer.

Hippo Bottomless

HIPPO BOTTOMLESS was published by Futureword Publishing in May 2015. Echo can't swim like his other Hippo friends. All he does is splash, splash, splash as he sinks, sinks, sinks to the cold murky bottom. Can some friends he meets along the way help or is he destined to spend his life sinking to the bottom, bottom, bottom. 


Kailee Finds Magic IN Words

KAILEE FINDS MAGIC IN WORDS was published by Futureword in June 2014. It is a sequel to The Pea in Peanut Butter, published in June 2011. Kailee doesn’t like to read until a magical adventure helps her discover that reading can take you anywhere!

 The Pea in Peanut Butter 

My #1 fan,
Ashlin Marie Rodriguez

 In June 2011, my first children's picture book THE PEA IN PEANUT BUTTER was published by FutureWord Publishing. Thank you to Ashlin (grandaughter of my friend DeAnn Mearse Hornaday) for being one of my cutest, favorite, and excited fans!

Take a look at the trailer below for a sneak peak at the book.

Kailee loves peanut butter. But a bedtime snack turns into a dance party with all of the foods in the kitchen pantry when they come to life. This story teaches young children 3 - 6 yrs. about the various healthy foods.

The book is available on in the following formats:
Book format -

Kindle format -

Coloring book format - This format will contain the book at the front and the coloring pages in the back.

Or if you would like an autographed copy, just click on the CONTACT buttom at the right of my blog, send me your info and I will let you know how to receive one.

You can also purchase a copy through as well as other other on-line book stores. Also the following stores in the Baton Rouge area are carrying the book:

Cavalier House Books, 100 N. Range Ave., Denham Springs, LA
Barnes & Noble, 3414 Highway 190 #10, Mandeville, LA 70471

And I just MUST share this awesome picture of a friend of mine reading my book to her kids and grandchildren. This is what it's all about folks!

Herman's Horrible Day: a collection of 31 read-aloud stories for kids by Knowonder, Volume 4, Page 168, HIPPYTOE GETS A FROG IN HER THROAT. - Published March 2013.