A Sad Farewell

I found out this week that Daisy, one of the dogs featured in the real adoption stories at the end of A Home for Rosie, passed away. RIP Daisy and may you run and play forever across that Rainbow Bridge.  🌈 Thank you, Robert S., for sharing her story with me!



Let’s Go Fishin’!

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Time is Running Out!

Here’s the lovely necklace made by Cheryl Karnes up for grabs in my February children’s book newsletter!! Plus a signed copy of D.G. Driver’s “No One Needed to Know” – a book about bullying, an issue that so many kids are dealing with today. Don’t miss out on your chance to win these! Subscribe to my monthly children’s book newsletter before Feb. 28 and to enter the giveaway: http://eepurl.com/b_1qU5

PS: You will not be spammed with daily emails. Only one to just a few each month, depending on events and news.

Story time at A Reader’s Corner

My daughters and I always have a fun day at this independent bookstore. Lots of kids and parents came out for my reading of A Home for Rosie and another Valentine-themed book. The very best part? I got a valentine from one of my sweet readers. Nothing makes my heart happier than a child who enjoys my books.

Next up, the KCTE Conference in Lexington on February 25. I’ll have a table there and all my books available. Looking forward to talking to my heroes….teachers!

Happy February & Pink T-Shirt Day!

15977887_1200510269996683_8810732445770393148_nDid you know that February 22 is Pink T-Shirt Day? This anti-bullying campaign is led by is a small, all volunteer, non-profit society in British Columbia, Canada who donate t-shirts to schools and assist in anti-bullying initiatives. A study by the Interactive Autism Network (IAN) found that 63% of 1,167 children with autism had been bullied. This month for my newsletter subscribers, we have an all new giveaway for a book about autism and bullying with an anti-bullying themed necklace to raise awareness of this issue.

This month’s newsletter giveaway:

No One Needed to Know
by D. G. Driver & an anti-bullying themed necklace

Heidi’s brother, Donald, is 16 and Autistic. She has always loved playing with him, but now she’s 11 and her life is changing. She’s embarrassed to have her brother around and tries not to tell anyone about him. High school boys bully him. When the kids at her school find out about him, she gets bullied too. It’s not fair. No one seems to understand.

But Heidi needs to understand too. She can’t change her brother, but she can change how she feels about him, and she can get people to see why her brother is special.

A perfect book for 9-13 year old readers dealing with bullying issues or to promote understanding and compassion for people with special needs.

Learn more and read an excerpt at: www.dgdriver.com/no-one-needed-to-know.org

ISBN: 978-0-692-82913-4

Available in print for only $6.99 at Amazon. https://www.amazon.com/dp/069282913X 

Part of the Schoolwide Inc. Zing! digital library:www.schoolwide.com/zing (You must register for their subscription service, which gives you access to all their children’s ebooks)

If you’d like to take part in my subscriber-exclusive giveaways, sign up for my newsletter here: http://eepurl.com/b_1qU5  You won’t get spammed with daily emails, I promise. Usually, I only send out 1-3 emails per month depending on what’s going on.

Congratulations to Gail N. for winning the January newsletter giveaway of Emma’s Dancing Day by Kimberly S. Hoffman.emma_cover

Congratulations to all the winners of the Goodreads giveaway for A Home for Rosie:

Rebecca I.
Mark M.
Ashleigh R.
Randi M.
Gayle Cappelluti 

A BIG thanks to everyone who entered. If you haven’t yet, add it to your Goodreads to-read list and grab a copy for your kiddos!


Available in paperback at these sites:


Barnes & Noble

And at these independent bookstores:

Karen’s Book Barn, Lagrange, KY

A Reader’s Corner, Louisville, KY

Ask your local bookstores to order it from Ingram (yes, they are returnable) with these ISBNs:

ISBN-10: 1938768728

ISBN-13: 978-1938768729

Win a Copy of A Home for Rosie

Goodreads Book Giveaway

A Home for Rosie by Misty Baker

A Home for Rosie

by Misty Baker

Giveaway ends January 31, 2017.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

Enter Giveaway

 Enter this Goodreads giveaway for my latest children’s book, A Home for Rosie, about an older dog who needs a home. If you could share this giveaway on your social media, blogs, or anywhere else, I’d really appreciate it! It’s a very touching story that I hope will raise awareness for all the older and special needs pets who are often overlooked for adoption. 

Thank you!