My 2nd book deal, with HarperCollins, is officially “official!”

Hey Everyone! I am SO excited to announce my second book deal! My next picture book, called “I WILL ALWAYS BE…” will be published by HarperCollins in spring 2024, just in time for graduation season! See the announcement in Publisher’s Weekly below… “This rhyming picture book encourages kids to always celebrate their passions — whether… Read more »

Ahh… I just returned from an incredible writing retreat…

Hello Friends! I’m sorry it’s been so long since I last poked my head in. It was a whirlwind end of summer, with lots of fun with the fam, but not tons of writing time. With the kids finally back in school and things going back to a more “normal” routine (although, not quite “normal”… Read more »

I made it to the “Sweet 16” in the Madness!Poetry tournament!

Hey Everyone! Thank you to everyone who supported the amazing children’s poets in the Madness!Poetry tournament last round (So much fun, right?!) I’m happy to report that I won my last match-up and have moved on to the “Sweet 16”! Whew, it’s been a ROUGH 36 hours, but my poem is now up and voting… Read more »

I’m still in it! Madness!Poetry ROUND 2!

What a whirlwind it’s been being a part of the Madness!Poetry tournament for children’s poets, but SO much fun! Exciting news: I made it to ROUND 2! My word this time was “ARCANE,” which I’ll admit, stumped me for a bit. I kept getting it mixed up with “archaic.” As it turns out, my opponent… Read more »

The Madness!Poetry Tournament begins TOMORROW!!!

Friends! The Madness!Poetry Tournament for children’s poets begins TOMORROW! WhooHoo! The 64 head-to-head match-ups will be visible at www.madnesspoetry.com beginning at 10AM EST. Polls close 5pm Friday!! (Don’t worry, I’ll remind you! Please pass this on to anyone you think would have interest — especially teachers! — and let your kids help you vote! This… Read more »