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About paws4puzzles

I'm a writer and puzzle maker. I am the author of a YA fantasy series, P.A.W.S. and my puzzles have been published in many magazines from Dell and Penny Press and on the walls of the Eltana cafe in Seattle. My most recent release is a book of logic problems, Paws4Logic which I wrote together with my son, Joey.

Esmeralda’s Chanukah is Here!

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It’s the first night of Chanukah and Esmeralda and her friends have a very important task to complete before sundown. They need to make enough yummy latkes for all the flower fairies in the garden.…

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Puzzles & Prompts

As many of you know, I am both a writer and a puzzler, thus when I came across this book series I adored the idea. The author Adeena Mignogna (AKA Crazy Robot) publishes word seek books that also act as … Continue reading

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An Ex in the Puzzle by Louise Foster

Hey folks, one of the most fun recent projects I worked on was with mystery writer, Louise Foster. I met Louise originally at Archon, a local science fiction convention which I attend every year as a writer, puzzler and fan. … Continue reading

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Manus Wu is Here!

Originally posted on Paws4Thought:
“Manus Wu? Where’s that?” “It’s not anywhere as far as I can tell—a legend, a fairy tale, a place stuck outside of time. It is everywhere and nowhere. The beginning and the end and all…

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Step On Board the Puzzle Train

The most popular TV game show ever, Puzzle Train, has Tom hooked. Obsessed. Every week, he watches as the adults fail to complete the unseen Conductor’s puzzles. Every week at school he debates the Conductor’s identity with best friend, Isabelle. … Continue reading

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Welcome to BOWS – The Book Owl Word Search

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Hi folks, I’m excited to announce that I’m participating in the Book Owl Word Search (BOWS) and I’m partof the PURPLE team. To find out more about the Word Search and how toplay visit if…

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Puzzly Roundup

Hi folks, how is your Spring going? It’s getting really nice around here, my favorite time, not too hot, not too cold. I’ve got a couple of books for little ones to share with you this month. Both of these … Continue reading

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We’ve gone about another 2 pi radians around the sun again, which means it must be time for P.I.HUNT again! This year is the 22nd year of the century, and the 7th P.I.HUNT, which means that my average time for…

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A Cryptic Crossword for International Women’s Day

Hi folks! I’m excited to announce I’m part of a wonderful Cryptic Crossword puzzle hosted over at 1Across today. The puzzle was put together by Sowmya Ramkumar in honor of International Women’s Day and features clues from eighteen awesome women … Continue reading

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Happy National Puzzle Day!

Hi everyone, Happy National Puzzle Day! To celebrate I have a treat for everyone, a cryptic crossword I originally created for Conline 3, now available for your puzzling pleasure. Download the PDF to print here! And in case you get … Continue reading

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