A Feature in My Elementary School’s Alumni Magazine!

Here’s something kinda cool. So, from Pre-K through 6th grade, I was fortunate enough to go to an amazing private elementary school called Nueva, in Hillsborough, CA. This place was so special to me because I literally spent my entire early childhood growing up there. I remember being so emotional at my graduation from 6th… Read more »

My Poem “Encouragement” Featured in a New Anthology!

I’m so proud, once again, to have had a poem of mine, “Encouragement,” selected for one of Pomelo Books FABULOUS poetry anthologies for kids! This anthology is called What Is A Family? and it is the follow-up to What Is A Friend? (in which my poem, “Here,” was featured!) Janet Wong and Sylvia Vardell are the creators… Read more »

School Library Journal Loves Whatever Comes Tomorrow!

For those of you not in the publishing world, let me just tell you: reviews are A BIG DEAL! Librarians and teachers don’t have time to read ALL the books out there, so they often rely upon professional reviews to decide whether or not they will add a title to their collection. That’s why I… Read more »

New Poetry!

Thrilled to have my first poem in a  wonderful new magazine for tweens and teens called, PaperBound! Check out my poem, “There’s Magic Here” below, which was written during and inspired by a visit to the amazing Highlights Foundation Retreat Center last summer. The entire issue is available for FREE online! (my poem is on p. 58,… Read more »

WHATEVER COMES TOMORROW IS FINALLY HERE!

What a week celebrating the book birthday WHATEVER COMES TOMORROW! I had such a great time sharing the book (and my fabulous butterfly cape!) with the kids at the Summit Free Public Library! And… over the last couple of weeks, the book has been featured on a bunch of blogs and other media, such as…… Read more »

The WHATEVER COMES TOMORROW Blog Tour Begins!

First stop on the WHATEVER COMES TOMORROW blog tour: Andrew Hacket’s The Backstory, where we chat all about the behind-the-scenes making of the book! Enjoy!

New Poem Alert!

It is so much fun to see my poems come alive with illustrations in a magazine! Here’s one right off the press, featured in the February 2023 issue of Countdown Magazine (one of the fabulous publications put out by The School Magazine in Australia!) How gorgeous is this art by David Lugge!?