April 7 Show: Connie Tate, Children’s Author, Is a Sedona Favorite with Her Creative Tales for Kids.

Brian Sussman talks with Connie Tate, a children’s book author who writes whimsical stories of pets, mischief, and everyday experiences of young children who brighten the days of adults. Connie Tate, Ed.D, is originally from Turlock, California and now lives in Sedona where she finds inspiration from her children and grandchildren, the gorgeous landscape and mystical lore in Northern Arizona

Connie’s first book, Roll On, was inspired by her granddaughter Wren and a rather large spaghetti squash. Teachers love reading this book to their first graders, while enacting some of the fun with a real spaghetti squash. Because of Connie’s doctorate education in teaching, she incorporates sophisticated learning principles for kids in all her stories, but they don’t realize it because of all the fun they have reading. A win-win for teachers and kids! She has 4 books to her credit – all with 5-start reviews on Amazon.

Each of Connie’s books are available on Amazon:


Connie started out teaching pre-school, and from there she taught Kindergarten and First Grade. While raising her family, she went on to earn Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction. She also taught at California State University, where Connie oversaw the California Reading and Literature Project. Connie pursued a doctorate before retiring in Sedona with her family.

You can reach Connie at her website RollOnReading.com

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