I WON the SCBWI 2021 Magazine Merit Award for Poetry!

I am in SHOCK! I just found out that I WON the Society for Children’s Book Writer’s and Illustrator’s 2021 Magazine Merit Award in the poetry category for my poem, “Lemons!” which first appeared in Countdown/The School Magazine. What a cool and super unexpected surprise! What’s so amazing about this is that (some of you… Read more »

The cover for BRAINSTORM! is finally here!!!

YAY! I’ve been waiting forever to share the cover of my upcoming debut picture book BRAINSTORM! with you all and it’s finally here!!! Whoo-Hoo!!! Didn’t illustrator Kate Kronreif do an incredible job? I’m so in awe of her talents! And if you like this, you’re going to LOVE the rest of the book. She’s a… Read more »

My book, BRAINSTORM! is featured today on Tara Lazar’s blog! :)

Hi Everyone! I hope you are all doing well and having a great week! So, I may have mentioned that I’m part of a phenomenal group of authors and author/illustrators who have picture books debuting this year. And today, our group, KidLit Caravan (www.KidLitCaravan.com), is featured on Tara Lazar’s blog, where we each talk a… Read more »

HOP TO IT wins a “Kids Book Choice Award”!

Hey Everyone! I know it’s been a minute since I posted anything new, but don’t think that means I haven’t been working hard behind the scenes. In FACT, I actually do have several bits of amazing news that, hopefully, I’ll be able to share with you very soon. 🙂 In the meantime, check this out…… Read more »