Ask the Author: Daphne McLean

Maddie M. White

What would you like readers to know about you?

I am a busy mom of two little boys. In many ways, I’m very much like Jennifer Temple, the MC inRed Picket Fences. We’re both out of shape moms who love true crime, as well as keeping chickens. However, unlike Jennifer, I love to cook, and I’m much more social and connected to my little neighborhood than she is.

What isRed Picket Fencesabout for those who haven’t read it?

The book is a cozy mystery set in a quaint small town in New Jersey. Jennifer Temple is a restless stay-at-home mom who binge watches anything related to true crime. When her two new neighbors perish in a housefire, she knows just enough about investigating to realize things aren’t what they seem. She stumbles upon clues that put her in the center of the investigation, and in the…

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J is for Jam – Picture Books from A to Z

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Hi everyone,

Adana here. Do you like Jam? I’ve never had it myself but it sounds really good. What’s your favorite flavor. Debbie tells me she loves fruit spread and her favorite flavor is Apricot and the best smell in the world is when you open a brand new jar of fruit spread.

I wonder if it is lovely as the smell of the flowers in my home, the Land of the Dragons?

Anyhow SAM LIKES JAM by Niki Morris is today’s featured picture book.


Meet Sam, and read all about his favorite food – JAM! ‘Sam Likes Jam’ is not only a fun and relatable story, it inspires children to think about and make their favorite foods. Getting your children to help in the kitchen will not only encourage them to try new foods, it may even ignite a love for cooking that will last a lifetime. Use the included…

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