Book Giveaway!

Enter to win a copy!

Enter to win a copy!

Just in time for summer break! I’m giving away two copies of my new book, Olly Explores 7 Wonders of the Chesapeake Bay, a great summertime book for kids.

This is the third book in the Olly the Oyster series. In this story Olly tours the bay like a sightseer, making new discoveries and new friends. [Read more…]

Blogger Awards

Sisterhood blogger award

Blog award

I was recently honored to be nominated for two blogger awards. Yay!

Both of these awards were formed by Bloggers, for Bloggers.  To receive them, you must be a blogger who is nominated by another blogger. The purpose of these awards is to highlight other bloggers and give them a chance to shine and to create a presence in the blogging world. [Read more…]

School of the Incarnation

Reading my new book, Olly Explores...

Reading my new book, Olly Explores…

Great news this week–I visited the School of the Incarnation in Gambrills, Maryland to help them celebrate Maryland Day! I read to students from my new book, Olly Explores 7 Wonders of the Chesapeake Bay, which highlights some of the interesting sights along the Chesapeake Bay. We talked about the local Calvert Cliffs, the Cape Henry Lighthouses, the Chesapeake Bay Bridge and several other great places along the bay where families can visit and explore. [Read more…]

New Book!


Holding my books.

My new children’s book, Olly Explores 7 Wonders of the Chesapeake Bay is now available in stores and online! This is the third book in the Olly the Oyster series, with illustrations by Kelli Nash of Baltimore, Maryland. This latest edition follows my favorite little oyster, Olly, as he embarks on an adventure to see the sights along the Chesapeake Bay. Here is a brief description:

Olly the Oyster is ready for an adventure. So when Mr. Oyster tells him about the wonders of the Chesapeake Bay, he sets off to see them. Following along with Olly, kids will learn about some wonders that fly, like the Great Blue Heron, a symbol of the Bay; some that shine at night, like the Cape Henry Lighthouse; and even a wonder where you can find fossils of crocodile teeth—the Calvert Cliffs. [Read more…]

St. Margaret’s Day School

Reading to students

Reading to students

I visited the preschoolers at St. Margaret’s Day School in Annapolis, Maryland on Wednesday and Friday. Special thanks to Tricia Hallberg McVeigh for coordinating! I read from my book “Olly’s Treasure” and the children made their own oysters out of coffee filters, complete with pearls made out of craft poms. We also discussed the importance of the oyster reefs,  true treasures of the Chesapeake Bay.




Patuxent River Appreciation Days

PRAD 2014

With Susan Glick and Kelli Nash

This past weekend I visited the Patuxent River Appreciation Days. There was a great turnout despite the rain and the mud. Here I am with fellow author Susan Glick and Kelli Nash. Special thanks to Maureen Baughman for making the day so much fun!

Visit me at PRAD!


With Jonna Jones, Kelli Nash, and Susan Glick

Come visit me at Patuxent River Appreciation Days in Solomons on October 11. I’ll be there with illustrator Kelli Nash and fellow author Susan Glick. Find more information about the event here.

Interview with Cheryl Holloway

Cheryl Holloway

Cheryl Holloway

Cheryl Holloway recently interviewed me for her blog. Check it out here– Elaine Ann Allen – Guest Author Interview. Thanks Cheryl for helping local authors spread the word about their books!

Gaithersburg Book Festival

With Susan Glick

With Susan Glick

I recently visited the Gaithersburg Book Festival in Gaithersburg, Maryland where I signed books with fellow author Susan Glick. It was a beautiful day and we had a great time meeting people who love books!

Davidsonville Elementary School

Filtering the Water

Filtering the Water

I recently visited Davidsonville Elementary School where I read my book, Olly the Oyster Cleans the Bay, and gave a fun demonstration showing how oysters filter the water in the Chesapeake Bay. The students were so much fun and full of questions! Each student went home with an Olly pencil. Special thanks to Jennifer Keefer for a great day!