Introducing Ann Marie Duquette, author of Little Sam and Little Riley’s Big Halloween Adventure

“I did not know what to expect with Outskirts. I have never published a book before. I thought they would dime and nickel me, but that was not the case. They were helpful and professional. Leona always got right back to me with answers to my questions and with her suggestions.”

Ann Marie Duquette Illustrated by Jacquelyn Hersom: Ann Marie Duquette lives with her family on Sebago Lake in Raymond, Maine. She is an early childhood educator in Gardiner, Maine. Jacquelyn Hersom is a mother and special education teacher that currently resides in West Gardiner, Maine, with her two children.

Product description…

What sort of trouble could possibly happen to a little Yorkshire terrier and a baby boy out trick-or-treating with their grandpa? Sam and Riley discover that strange things can happen on a dark Halloween night in Sebago, Maine. Sam, the Yorkie, takes charge when he and baby Riley are mistaken for real owls. He is determined to return Riley safely back to Grandpa Duke. The lyrical, rhyming text, endearing characters and adorable illustrations are sure to make this story a favorite for young children. Author’s note: I wrote this book after my grandson, Riley, was born with a rare genetic disorder called Peroxisomal Biogenesis Disorder – Zellweger Spectrum Disorders (PBD-ZSD). With this book, I honor his strength, gentle spirit and remarkable disposition. I hope many children will enjoy this fun adventure as a dedication to our sweet, blue eyed Riley. Sam is our Yorkshire terrier, a tough little pup, with lots of personality. Together, this affectionate pair create a heartwarming combination. For further information regarding PBD-ZSD, please contact

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