Barnyard Boogie Board Book Trailer

This brand new Barnyard Boogie board book birthday trailer is brought to you by the letter B.
Both versions of Barnyard Boogie are available today!


BARNYARD BOOGIE Book Trailer Premier

I'm delighted to share the official trailer for my first picture book with Abrams Appleseed, BARNYARD BOOGIE! This book features super stylish and totally fun illustrations by Allison Black. It's all about farm animals playing musical instruments--perfect for budding musicians and future farmers everywhere.

BARNYARD BOOGIE is available wherever books are sold starting May 9, 2017.


Watersong Launch at Kepler's Books!

WATERSONG is almost here! 

I'm thrilled to announce that the legendary Kepler's Books in Menlo Park, CA will be hosting the official book launch event for Watersong on February 4th. Please help us celebrate the publication of this beautiful book from Simon & Schuster / Paula Wiseman Books with illustrations by Richard Smythe.

Saturday, February 4, 2017
Kepler's Books
1010 El Camino Real
Menlo Park, CA
Author Tim McCanna will read and sign books. Also, a representative from the Wildlife Center of Silicon Valley will join us to talk about foxes and other wildlife in the Bay Area!

>> Click here to register for our FREE event so the store can have a headcount. <<

Thanks! If you're in or around the Bay Area peninsula, I hope to see you there!


WATERSONG Book Trailer Premier

I'm so thrilled that the amazing uber-librarian and Scholastic's Ambassador for School Libraries, Mr. Schu (AKA John Schumacher), premiered the book trailer for WATERSONG on his blog today.

>> Click here to see the trailer and read my guest post with some behind-the-scenes info. <<

WATERSONG has received glowing reviews, including a star from Kirkus. Along with my string of 56 onomatopoeic "water sounds" words, each page features beautiful illustrations by Richard Smythe. I also worked in some back matter about water and ecosystems with the help of my water expert and professor of geography brother-in-law!

WATERSONG (Simon & Schuster / Paula Wiseman Books) is available wherever books are sold on January 31, 2017.



I'm so excited to be taking Bitty Bot on the road to my home town of Kansas City December 11-13, 2017! It's going to be a whirlwind tour:

On Sunday, December 11 at 2:00pm, I'll be at Woodneath Library Center near Liberty, MO where I grew up. This event is open to the public--if you're in the area, I hope to see you there!

The morning of Monday the 12th, Bitty Bot illustrator Tad Carpenter and I will be appearing LIVE on KCTV's "Better Kansas City" program. After that I'll be visiting the kids at Ridgeview Elementary, my grade school alma mater.

The morning of Tuesday the 13th, I'm visiting the kids at Prairie Elementary in Prairie Village, KS. Then, Tad and I will appear on TV again, this time on KSHB-TV's "Kansas City Live" program. Finally, at 6:30pm, Tad and I will do a book reading and signing at Rainy Day Books in Fairway, KS. This bookstore event is open to all, please join us if you can!