I am once again delighted to announce that Miss Alley, Frankie and their feline friends have set out on their next adventure!

  • What will Miss Alley, Frankie, Grayson and Red find when they maneuver their way around the garden door?
    Will the felines be able to conjure up an idea to lead their human parents to an abandoned old mansion and save Mama Kitty and her three kittens?
    And save the old mansion too?
    What Miss Alley, Frankie and their feline friends discover is the meaning of providing comfort and respect to those in need and
    inspiring a community to join together for the common good.

    The Curiosity Adventures of Miss Alley ~ At the Mansion

  • The Curiosity Adventures of Miss Alley ~ Frankie and the Felines & At the Mansion are available from local booksellers!
    Please visit Kensington Row Bookshop or Bookshop.Org!


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    Learn more about the Kensington Row Bookshop Local Authors and their works!

    Do you have the coolest cat in Kensington?

    Enter your feline or felines in the Kensington Cats “Cat-acter” Contest! Send us a photo or print to display in the bookshop window and to enter our “Cat-acter” drawing! One lucky feline will appear as a fictional “cat-acter” in one of my upcoming books, The Curiosity Adventures of Miss Alley!

    The Contest is open to all Kensington, Maryland and local area residents. Photos will be accepted starting on Tuesday, October 19, 2021 through Tuesday, November 2, 2021 and will be on display in the Kensington Row Bookshop window! Each cat entrant will be assigned a number for the contest drawing. The Contest Drawing will be held on Wednesday evening, November 3, 2021, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., during a Feline Fiesta at Kensington Row Bookshop where we will celebrate The Curiosity Adventures of Miss Alley and all things Cats!

    Sponsored by Lea Truman, author & illustrator and Kensington Row Bookshop. See Kensington Cats “Cat-acter” Contest! for more information.

    Postscript: Paws down, Kensington has the coolest cats! Many thanks to all who entered the Kensington Cats “Cat-acter” Contest and attended the Feline Fiesta! A mewvaluous evening!


    It is with enormous joy that I introduce you to The Curiosity Adventures of Miss Alley ~ Frankie and the Felines, that I wrote (or rather transcribed) and illustrated for Miss Alley. Though the work is intended for children ages ten to twelve, I believe, Miss Alley will inspire and capture the hearts of children and adults alike!

    The Curiosity Adventures of Miss Alley ~ Frankie and the Felines, is a delightful and endearing story, told from the cat’s perspective. After being abandoned as a kitten, Miss Alley is rescued by a kind lady. Her “human” parents smother her with love and provide her with all sorts of creature comforts. As she grows into a young feline lady, Miss Alley wonders about her Feline Mum and the big world outside. One day she sneaks out in search of her Feline Mum. What Miss Alley discovers is the meaning of acceptance, family, friendship and unconditional love.

    The Curiosity Adventures of Miss Alley ~ Frankie and the Felinesis available for purchase on Amazon!


    The Montgomery Art Association ~ Online Abstract Exhibition

    ~ a visually stunning and captivating array of abstract art ~

    Abstract art uses visual language of shape, form, color, and line to create a composition which may exist with a degree of independence from visual references in the world. – MAA

    One of my new works, “Random Order,” {Watercolor & Ink} is appearing in the beautifully designed digital exhibition.

    The MAA Online Abstract Exhibition runs from November 1, 2020 ~ December 30, 2020


    Paint the Town Art Show!

    Saturday, August 31 ~ Monday, September 2, 2019

    Kensington Town Hall ~ 3710 Mitchell Street, Kensington, MD 20895
    Sponsored by the Montgomery Art Association & the Town of Kensington

    Three of my new works: “@ The Mansion” “Two Calicos in the Yard” and “Love Peace Mews” hung out for a fabulous show! As did I for the Artist & Awards Reception!


    Two of my “feline inspired” ink & watercolor drawings: “Bugged” & “Not Bugged” adorned the walls at these recent art exhibits:

    July 7 ~ August 4, 2019

    The Village of Friendship Heights ~ It’s a Wonderful World Art Show ~ 433 South Park Avenue, Chevy Chase, MD 20815

    June 2 ~ July 7, 2019

    Montgomery Art Association ~ Creative Expressions Art Show

    January 14 ~ April 26, 2019

    Oasis Art Gallery Exhibit & Sale ~ featuring works from members of the Montgomery Art Association