About Abby Rosser


“If a brown-haired, brown-eyed middle child of average height and intelligence living in the exact geographic center of Middle Tennessee has a story inside of her, then no one is too boring.” This is my mantra.

I love a good story and if you sit with someone long enough, you’re bound to hear one. For as long as I can remember, I’ve been creating stories in my head. I like true stories bound up with history and family lore. I also like tales spun from nothing but an author’s imagination with lands and people unheard of until laid down on paper (or laptop). Whether it’s a fantastic adventure with talking animals and magical beings or a quiet conversation on a dark back porch, there’s a story.

For more than a decade, I’ve lived in Murfreesboro, Tennessee with my husband and kids. (At this point, most authors’ bios include information about their pets. I, on the other hand, have none so I can’t claim: “She lives with her husband, kids, and three Bullmastiffs—Dickens, Poe, and Twain…” Alas. I may never achieve official author status without them.) When I’m not driving in the soccer carpool or helping with the PTO or rocking babies in the church nursery, I’m writing. It’s my most favorite thing to do and I feel blessed to be able to share my stories with readers.

The New Sequel to BELIEVE…HOPE!

When Dooley’s best friend, Cyrano Mulligan, told him about Camp Pukwudgee, the camp for magically gifted kids, Dooley couldn’t believe his luck—a whole camp filled with kids like him! How cool is that? But it doesn’t take long before a new mystery launches Dooley Creed into another adventure. Shape Shifters, legendary creatures and a ghost girl only he can see? Once again it’s up to Dooley Creed to save the day! But first Dooley must learn to

Hope.

by Abby Rosser

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Fantasy Fiction for Middle Grade Readers – BELIEVE


Always travel SE.
Never touch the ground.
And above all,
Do Not Forget!

Dooley Creed was a nobody in Boston. He’s even more of a nobody now that his family has moved to Peacock Valley, Minnesota.

Dooley Creed is no genius. Dooley Creed is no hero. There is absolutely nothing special about Dooley Creed. At least, that’s what Dooley Creed believes.

Then he meets his next-door neighbors, the Mulligans – the weirdest family in Peacock Valley – and embarks on the strangest adventure of all time. Hybrid creatures, ancient curses, Vikings and Valkyries? It’s up to Dooley Creed to save the day!

But first Dooley must learn to…Believe.


Happy Snow Day


Abby teams up with illustrator Shannon Watson to bring you Happy Snow Day!

There once was a little boy who wanted to see snow. Actually, his birthday was coming up and snow was all he asked for. The boy was born in a place where it never snowed and now that he was living with his new family, he wanted to experience everything. So he waited and waited and waited. Will he get to see snow? Will his birthday wish come true? Some things are worth waiting (and hoping and wishing and praying) for.

Why we do difficult things

Parenting is hard. This is the eternal truth I was pondering as I rubbed the back of my ankle right after my older son slammed into it with the grocery cart. You give them a chance to prove themselves, such as saying that they can follow behind you up and down the aisles with what […]

100,000 miles

As we were driving to a soccer tournament over the weekend, my husband and I witnessed a (sort of) significant milestone for our family minivan—we reached 100,000 miles. The lucky moment came while he was driving, so I filmed the clicking over from five-digits to six on the odometer for the sake of posterity.   […]

Testing

There’s plenty of talk about standardized testing these days. Do they make kids too stressed? Do we test enough? Too much? Are they an accurate gauge of a teacher’s performance? Should the testing dates be spread out more or consolidated into fewer days? My answer to this as a former teacher and a current parent […]