Nerfnerd is the hero’s journey for a gray mouse sock puppet. Nerfnerd thinks he has a terrible life but when he’s tossed in the clothes hamper he discovers, with help from his newfound friends, that his life is truly rich and meaningful. (Headline Kids, 2011)
The story behind the story…When I was a child I was gifted a mouse puppet by a lady in our church. I named the puppet Nerfnerd because I liked the way the syllables felt flowing out of my mouth when I said the name.
In 2008 I had an idea for a story about my childhood toy and the tale took shape. I was feeling a little sorry for myself at the time and Nerfnerd was a great way to remind me of all the things in my life I had to be grateful for, including my beautiful daughter, Millena.