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 Children's Books 

 BERT the Owl Bat 

“Bert the Owl Bat,” second children’s book in “The Critters Series,” was released in August 2019. It is the story of an unlikely friendship between two “critters” who happened to meet quite by accident…a bat and an owl. They were leery of each other at first, especially since one was part of the food chain of the other, but they made the decision to be friends. When danger suddenly interrupted their lives, however, their friendship took on a whole different meaning.

 Published August 2019 

A 7-1/4 x 10-1/4” professionally-illustrated, hard-cover Children’s book, the story of Hobie the Christmas Spider is created from a bit of Germanic folklore about an Old-World tradition…only from the perspective of the spiders! It teaches children about the love Jesus has for all living creatures – humans and animals,from the very large and sophisticated to the tiniest and seemingly most insignificant ones of all. It is a story of love and the “magic” of Christmas.

New Hobie the Christmas Spider Ornament

Now available is a trademarked "Hobie the Christmas Spider" glass ornament, created and sold exlusively by Tom and Karen Hitchcock at Blue River Studio LLC in Elizabethton, TN. Views shown here are front and back of the ornament. The Hobie ornament is based on Madelyn's children's book. It is available for sale at the following locations:

Mauk’s of Jonesborough

Jonesborough Visitor Center

Blue River Studio Elizabethton, TN



A new adventure - YouTube!

Narrated by me with background accompaniment by musician Howard Rohrer.

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Hobie the Christmas Spider

 Published August 2017