Grandpa Lamaritz
"Start children off on the right path, and even when they are old, they will not turn away from it." Proverbs 22:6
Book Signings and Other Events

NetGalley Review

Georgie Makes a New Firend was recently uploaded to NetGalley, and we already have our first positive review from one of the librarians who monitors the site.

"Such a sweet children's book. Well-written with beautiful illustrations."
                               Sarah Watson - Librarian

Hopefully more readings and reviews to come!

The Children's Book Review

The Adventures of Georgie and Bartholomew: Georgie Makes a New Friend was submitted to The Children's Book Review - and the accepted it for an unbiased review.

In short: "Georgie Makes a New Friend is a clever story about standing up for oneself and daring to be different no matter who tries to stand in the way. The need to lean on friends in difficult times is highlighted and the story teaches readers about the importance of being a good friend. This is a good book for beginning readers and also lends itself well as a read-aloud book for ages 4 to 8."

To see the full review, click on the link below:

Reading at The Story Shop 2/4/2017!

I'll be reading and autographing copies of Georgie Makes a New Friend at a wonderful children's bookstore in Monroe, Georgia, called The Story Shop.

I visited The Story Shop yesterday (1/11).  I had heard about this unique shop in Monroe, and had to see it for myself.

When you first walk in, there's a sense of roominess and a friendly atmosphere that pervades the space.  Immediately your eye is drawn to the colorful table of books just inside the front door, and then to a huge wardrobe against the far wall.  The wardrobe is one of the special, magical features in the shop.  It opens to reveal a few coats on hangers - and a passageway into the Story Time area, where shop workers and authors can sit and read stories to children!  If you're familiar with The Chronicles of Narnia (delightful series by C.S. Lewis) you are immediately drawn to a magical place and time.

PLEASE come and see me on Saturday, February 4, 1:00 to 3:00 at The Story Shop!  I can hardly wait to read to you and your children!

Online Sale LIVE for eBook AND for hard copies

You can get your own hard copy of Georgie & Bartholomew from either Amazon or from BookLogix.

You can get an eBook copy through Amazon (Kindle), Apple, Barnes & Noble, and Kobo!

Buttons that will take you directly to the sales websites are found on the "Books" page of this website.

IF you would like a signed copy, keep an eye open.  Grandpa is starting to set up personal appearances near his home in Bethlehem, Georgia - so if you live near there, come on out!

If you don't live near Bethlehem, Georgia - you can STILL enter and win a FREE AUTOGRAPHED COPY - one a month is being given away - drawn from those who leave an email address (and a mailing address is helpful) on this website on the "Contact Me" page.
  1. Grandpa's Events - Y'all Come!
    Saturday, October 8 - We had a GREAT day at the Bethlehem Star Festival! Lots of people came to the festival, and children got their faces painted, had a chance to paint pumpkins, bounced and slid, AND had a special preview reading of The Adventures of Georgie and Bartholomew: Georgie Makes a New Friend! Keep up with us here and on Facebook and join us at the next event!