My First Children’s Book Festival of the Season!

I don’t know what its like in your neck of the woods, but here in the Northeast, the fall brings with it gorgeous trees of all colors, scary Halloween decor, and a TON of children’s book festivals! (How lucky are WE?!)

So on Sept. 23rd, I had the great opportunity to join with 100+ fellow children’s book authors to mix and mingle with kids and their grown-ups at the Rye Children’s Book Festival at the Westchester Children’s Museum in Rye, NY! I had a blast sharing BRAINSTORM!, WHATEVER COMES TOMORROW, and PASE LO QUE PASE MAÑANA, and even giving folks a sneak peak at AFIKOMAN, WHERE’D YOU GO? A Passover Hide-And-Seek Adventure (which comes out February 13th!)

WHATEVER COMES TOMORROW is Inspiration for Student Art Competition!

How cool is THIS!? I just learned that WHATEVER COMES TOMORROW was chosen as the inspiration for the Miami-Dade County (Florida) Department of Cultural Affairs’ 2024 All Kids Included Family Arts Festival district-wide student visual art competition! Students in grades pre-K through 12 will be submitting their art around the theme “Celebrating Inclusion, Inner-strength, and Resillence” inspired by WHATEVER COMES TOMORROW.

Click HERE for more information about the competition and HERE for an article about it in Miami Community News!

My Poem “Math Problems” in the 50th Anniversary Issue of Cricket Magazine!

I usually hate surprises, but I’ll take this one! Opened the mail to find my poem, “MATH PROBLEMS” in the 50th Anniversary issue of Cricket Magazine (Sept. 2023 issue)! (Yes, I knew they were publishing it…but was never told when!) Always fun when my children’s poetry finds a home! 🙂

The Spanish Version of WHATEVER COMES TOMORROW has a Starred Review!

I’m excited to share that PASE LO QUE PASE MAÑANA, the Spanish version of WHATEVER COMES TOMORROW received a starred review from School Library Journal!

(This is a big deal b/c libraries look to reviews when looking at books to add to their collections!)
I’m so happy knowing this review will help get the book to more kids who need it.

A HUGE thank you to translator María A. Peréz who did a phenomenal job with the text (I know, thanks to a mix of my mediocre High School Spanish + Google Translate!)

AVAILABLE Sept. 5thPre-order a signed/personalized copy at [Words] Bookstore (Please put any personalization requests in the comments!) or purchase anywhere books are sold!

An Awesome Day at NeRd Camp!

What a fabulous morning sharing WHATEVER COMES TOMORROW with teachers at the 4th Annual NeRd Camp PA this morning with fellow authors and friends Shannon Anderson and Cindy Williams Schrauben! 

Hooray! My Next Book Has Finally Been Announced!

In case anyone still has any doubt, publishing is a L-O-N-G game. I’ve been waiting to share this news for almost 2 years! My next book, LITTLE DREIDEL LEARNS TO SPIN, illustrated by Taryn Johnson, will be my 4th picture book, coming out in time for Hanukkah 2024 with Scholastic! (And YES I am told it WILL be included in those book club and book fair flyers so be on the lookout!) Whoo-hoo!


As an introvert, my favorite part of my writing journey has always been the writing — home, alone, playing with words in my happy quiet cave. But now I’m starting to go out into the world to share my books with kids and THIS 👇 is starting to happen. So now this is also my favorite part❤️ Thank you to the wonderful students at Tuscan Elementary for your beautiful letters and drawings. My heart is overflowing.