Adelle Laudan - Author

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Touching Base

September 18, 2015

Hello friends,

I know it's been awhile. I am at a crossroad in my life and to be quite honest, have no idea what direction it will go. I don't want to make any promises at this time in regard to my writing or anything for that matter. I am having fun revisiting my love of sewing. It is something I have done on and off most of my life. I know I am pretty good at it and am sewing a variety of things. 

It began with Christmas rabbits using my Mom's faux fur coat and snowballed into more coats finding their way to me through friends and famly. I made sever more bunnies before coming to terms with the toll t was taking on my hands. Sewing with fur is not as straight forward as some might think and definitely more expensive than I could have fathomed. 

Around the next bend had me on a journey that included Teddy Bears and Dodo Birds, Owl pillows and other things using Fleece, flannel and other fabrics. This is where the blog Legz Toyz came into play.Peoples comments about loving my work and a few sales were a major stroke to my bruised ego.

 I discovered the same difficulty in factoring shipping costs into the equation as I did with my books. I was falling down the same bottomless pit of spending more than I made. You see, when one cannot work outside the home, it is a major blow to one's self-worth. I find myself struggling with this day after day, after months, to years.... 

Now I am paying for this website that I've had for close to 20 years, to occasionally post an update when I feel guilty for not writing. There will be some hard decisions made over the course of the next few days. Tomorrow is my birthday, and being reminded of age.....

That's enough rambling for now. Please know, I love you all. Bear with me. Geesh, I say that alot don't I?

I am working on my own teddy bear design, with matching pjs for bear and child. 

Introducing Jaay Bear  - 12" tall.   Legz Toyz

In Your Eyes FREE

August 14, 2015

This is one of the books I wrote earlier in my writing career. It happens to be one of my favorites. 

You can now have an ecopy FREE on Amazon. Offer ends midnite Monday. August 17th

Lizzy would give it all back just to hear her mother's voice one more time... the house, the furniture...even the money. Regardless, her heartless stepfather is determined to take what he feels is rightfully his. Handyman, Adam Woodward rides into Lizzy's life and vows to keep her safe, but is it enough to stop the cold, callous determination of Ben Stokes?

Excerpt :  Strong Language


     The front door slammed shut, silencing Lizzy’s eighteenth birthday celebration. She sat at the head of the table usually reserved for her stepfather, Ben. Her mother and stepbrother, Steven, sat on either side of Lizzy. She closed her eyes to make a wish before blowing out the candles.
     “Where the hell is everybody?”
     Her eyelids flew open; everyone’s gazes darted down the narrow hall to the front entrance. Ben leaned against the doorjamb, a twisted grin on his face. The smell of whiskey wafted into the kitchen and soured the sweet scent of the icing. The beautifully decorated cake slowly became a puddle of melted wax.
     His presence quickly changed Lizzy’s happiness to fear. She inhaled deeply and braced herself for what she knew would come next. Mentally, she counted Ben’s footsteps as he made his way to the kitchen. Every few steps, he bounced off the hall walls and stopped to regain his balance.
      Even his son, who could do no wrong in Ben’s eyes, gripped the tabletop so hard his knuckles turned white. Lizzy’s mother slowly rose to her feet and stood in front of them. She took a deep breath before she lifted her chin and pushed back a stray lock of her flaming red hair.
     “You’re just in time, Ben. We were getting ready to have some birthday cake.” Delia’s chipper invitation belied the tremble of fear that ran through her words.
     “Birthday cake?” He loomed over the table. Spit sprayed all over the cake as he spoke. His eyes filled with anger and loathing as his glare pierced through each one of them in turn. “You mean to tell me, while I’m out slaving at the mill to put food on this table, you’re throwing my hard-earned money away on such nonsense as a birthday cake?”
     Delia’s hand covered the locket around her neck; she turned it over in her hand. “Lizzy, Steven, go up to your rooms, please.”
     Their chairs scraped against the wood floor. Lizzy and Steven stood and slowly inched away from the table toward the doorway.
     “I don’t think so!” Ben’s fist slammed on the tabletop, silverware bounced across the shiny wood finish. He rounded the table and stuck his hand in the center of the cake.
Candles toppled over in the icing. He took a handful and plopped it down in front of each of them. “You all want cake? Eat it! I’ll be damned if you’ll throw it out after spending a small fortune of MY money on it.”
     “Ben!” Delia motioned for Lizzy and Steven to hurry from the room. “’s Lizzy’s birthday.”
     “Lizzy’s birthday.” He mimicked, his lips twisting into an angry snarl. “I don’t give a fuck if it’s the Queen of England’s birthday.” His icing-covered fist slid off the side of the table, and he crashed to the floor where he stayed, passed out cold.
     “Quick, go!” Delia pleaded with Lizzy and her stepbrother and ran to Ben’s aid.
Lizzy grabbed her mother’s shirt sleeve. “I don’t want to leave you alone with him.”
     “For God’s sake, Lizzy, go! I’ll be fine.”
     Reluctantly, she did as her mother asked and ran to the stairway that led up to her room. Steven hadn’t wasted a second in following their mother’s orders, the bang of his door reverberating throughout the old farmhouse. Lizzy stumbled up the stairs, her vision blurred. Her heart hammered in her chest as she fumbled with the doorknob and flung open the door. She slammed it shut and slid the bolt. With her back against the door, she gave in to the torrent of tears and slid down until her bottom hit the cool hardwood floor.
     A loud bang stopped her crying, and she pressed her ear to the door. Her mother grunted under her stepfather’s weight, pausing after each step to catch her breath. How many times had she heard this same sound since her mother had married Ben and they’d come to live in Acadia? She knew what would happen next. Delia would put him to bed, and all the while, he’d mumble incoherently. The sun would rise in the morning, and she’d get him up for work, making him coffee and a lunch befitting a king. Not one word would be spoken about the previous night, the kitchen magically cleaned up and back to its natural state as if nothing had ever happened.
    Lizzy sighed wearily upon hearing her mother’s footsteps pad back down the stairs. Under any other circumstance, she’d offer to help clean up the mess, but anger and fear kept her exactly where she sat. Slomo stretched out luxuriously from atop her bed and meowed in her direction before she jumped down and stepped onto her lap. She ran her hand through the silky mass of orange fur, and the cat turned over, offering her belly.
     Lizzy hiccupped and shook her head. “Happy Birthday to me.” Her fingers slid across the soft underbelly of her most trusted confidant.

Legz Toyz

July 14, 2015

Here is where I will post my new toys up for sale and what 
I am working on. So far, I've made bunnies, bears and dodo birds. 
You can find  pics of them all by clicking on the button below.
Please feel free to share and help me spread the word.


New Release!

June 18, 2015

Karli’s  husband of seven years, and father to her adorable five year old, Chey, took being possessive to a whole other level. At first, she felt special that he wanted her all to himself. As the years passed, she’d inadvertently given him the power to make even the simplest of decisions for her. She thought about leaving once...before Chey was born. Lohan turned out to be a doting father, and his little princess had him wrapped around her tiny finger. It wasn’t until Karli became violently ill, and news came of her mother’s passing, she learned to what extent the father of her only child was willing to go to keep his little family under his control. 

Chocolate & Oreos

May 30, 2015

Oreo Cheesecake Cupcakes with Chocolate Ganache
Recipe type: Dessert
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Serves: 12


These mini sized Oreo cheesecakes are combination of creamy cheesecake filling with Oreo chunks, trapped between an Oreo cookie at the bottom and generous layer of silky chocolate ganache on top.
  • 20 Oreo cookies ( 12 left whole for the bottom of cupcakes and 8 chopped for the filling)
  • ¾ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 lbs cream cheese
  • 2 egg whites
  • pinch of salt
  • ¼ cup heavy cream
  • ¼ cup chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 300 F. Line standard muffin tins with paper liners and place 1 whole Oreo cookie in the bottom of each cup.
  2. Beat together cream cheese and powdered sugar until it’s smooth.
  3. Add eggs whites one at a time and mix until combined but use medium speed and do not over mix it.
  4. Add pinch of salt and mix.
  5. Fold in coarsely chopped Oreo cookies
  6. Fill each cup over the Oreo cookie , almost to the top
  7. Bake for about 25 minutes (untill the centers apear set and the toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean).
  8. To make chocolate ganache, melt the chocolate and stir in the heavy cream until combine evenly.
  9. With a spoon spread the ganache over the cooled cupcakes and let them cool completely at room temperature before store them in the fridge.

I'm back!!

May 13, 2015


First I would like to thank each and every one of you for your continued support and understanding during this transitional time in my life. It seems my muse is getting restless for me to write again. I'm not going to make any promises at this time. I'm going to be falling in love with writing again. I will be working on the next edition to my Women of Strength Series, Karli. I think this is the perfect direction for me to take. I am not going to add any unnecessary stress by giving a release date. That is why I highlighted the sentence in the image above. 

So, here I goooooooooooooo................

Free Mother's Day Gift

May 6, 2015

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Bobbi Biker Bunny

April 23, 2015

It was just a matter of time..... my 1st ever Biker Bunny! 

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April 14, 2015

This is Ziggy & Zappa. Now part of our family.

All the bunnies are sold and I just finished the bear and it is looking

for a home still, As you can see, I've been keeping busy. 

I hope you are all doing well. I'll be in touch again  real soon. 

Beaster Bunnies

April 1, 2015

Here is the 6 bunnies I made. The 1st ones I actually sold, It brings a great sense if satisfaction being able to make something out of a 2nd hand coat.

My sister-in-law picked me up another beautiful, soft brown fur coat and my daughter picked up the creamy colored coat at a second hand store for $10. Not bad considering it would cost at least a minimum of $100 to buy the fabric. 


I'm also going to try my hand at teddy bears like the ones in this picture, but using baby sleepers. 

So, as you can see, I'm slowly rebuilding confidence in my creativity. 

Hope you all have a wonderful Easter. 

P.S. Meet Ziggy & Zappa  We will be giving these 2 a forever home.

Right now they are in foster care. Soon they will be given their shots and getting fixed, Once the cones come off their heads they will come here for good, 

That's all for now.....

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