Meet Wink

In each of the stories, a sage Irish firefly named T. Winkle O’Toole, or Wink as he prefers to be called, introduces the main character and sets up each unique dilemma. Wink’s dialogue is easily identified by brown italic ink as he guides and encourages young readers throughout each of the stories, highlighting important thoughts to consider along the way.

Wink is adventuresome by nature, and it was an adventure gone awry back home in Ireland that trapped Wink in a wooden crate on a ship bound for America, and then transported him to a loading dock in the heart of Spencer’s Mill.

Wink finds the children in Spencer’s Mill to be highly entertaining and is captivated by their daily dilemmas and decisions. His favorite pastime is shadowing the children as they work through difficult situations and discover the importance of making wise choices. He is sometimes perplexed when the children in town don’t notice him, but he has the reader to keep him company on his adventures and to share in his ultimate joy when the children make good choices.

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Many of our students make tremendous decisions on a daily basis.  Living in poverty is always difficult, and these decisions essentially make an impact on the community, the family and the students future.   It is so refreshing to be able to choose books that allow the students to think, though their choices, and see the outcomes of their decisions.  Thank you…

Teacher, TN

… I love the book, Our school is going to have it at our school book fair… I can’t wait to see the rest of the books in the series.

5th Grader, NC

… I want, and will collect all of your books.  And when my baby sister is four, I think she will love it!…. Your story is the greatest I have ever heard.  I totally love it.

4th Grader, NC

… I was moved to tears, literally, as I read the stories to both of my boys for the very first time.  They way your books unfold is marvelous!

Mother of Two, TN

I’ve come across an excellent book, Owen’s Choice…. besides being a very wee-written story about a child trying to fit into a new place, it is  a book that will help teach children how to make good choices.

Community Relations Manager, Barnes & Noble, AZ

The world needs more of this, so please don’ts stop.

Doctor, CO