Praise for Anna Smudge: Professional Shrink


This series opener may well prove irresistible to Disney Channel fans and, for that matter, its executives.”
Kirkus Reviews

The world is a safer place with Anna Smudge in it! Here’s hoping for a television version of this exciting series!”
KEWL Magazine

How long before I get my hands on the sequel?”
— Joe Quesada, Editor-in-Chief, Marvel Comics

This book is a mystery masterpiece… I loved it so much, I was heartbroken when it ended.”
— Allen Alvarado (Discovery Kids’ “Flight 29 Down”)

This is one kid’s book that may make your daughter aspire to be something other than Hannah Montana.”
The Associated Press

One of the best mysteries I have ever read.”
Flamingnet Book Review, Top Choice Award Winner

Throw Nancy Drew, an action movie, a couple of graphic novels, Dr. Phil and a bunch of talented (and precocious) 11-year-olds in a blender, mix them up… what’d you get is something pretty close to Anna Smudge. And, just for the record, it’s a whole lotta fun.”
Book Nut

I showed this book to some eleven-year-olds who summed up how I felt in one word: Wow!”
Enchanting Reviews

This book is a blast… I can’t imagine a kid who wouldn’t like it. It’s oozing kid appeal. Pure, 100% fun.”
Shelf Elf

Not since Nancy Drew, The Hardy Boys or Encyclopedia Brown has a young detective so captivated her audience.”
Jazma Review

Anna Smudge-Professional Shrink is one of the cooliest books I’ve read in a long time…when I write a book I hope it will satisfy kids as much as I know this one will.”
— Nick Chance, The Kid Reviewer

…deftly written and highly recommended…”
Midwest Book Review

Not since Lucy from Peanuts has an eleven year old shrink been a cool thing to read… Anna Smudge is full of promise as the next new series that will lure your kids like little fish to bait… This book will be the sleeper of the summer for kids nine and older.”
Sandbox World

A lively throwback to the spirit of the old “Nancy Drew” series.”
— Lauren Storm (Disney’s “The Game Plan”, Fox’s “I Love You, Beth Cooper”)

What fun! …a gutsy and intelligent heroine who never talks down to her prime audience.”
Family Time Magazine

Now there is a new book that is not only mysterious but at the same time empowering.”
Children of the New Earth

[Anna Smudge] would provide an easy entrée into discussions about peer relations like bullying and friendship.”
— Paula McMillen, Ph.D., Children’s Literature


Winner of the Benjamin Franklin Award for Best Juvenile Fiction
Winner of the National Indie Excellence Award for Children’s Fiction
Gold Medal at the Young Voices Awards for Best Juvenile Fiction
Gold Medal at the Young Voices Awards for Best Juvenile Mystery
Silver Medal at the Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards for Best First Book
Top Choice Award from the popular kid’s review site, Flamingnet
Gold Medal at the Young Voices Awards for Best Youth Fiction- NE Region
Benjamin Franklin Award Finalist for Best Cover Design-Children’s Books