October 27, 2019

Thrilled to reveal the cover of my 10th book for kids (ages 4-8)! FLYING HIGH: The Story of Gymnastics Champion Simone Biles is a poetic tribute to Simone Biles and her family. I have long admired Simone Biles for her hard work, talent, inviting personality, and incredible spirit. I was especially drawn to her story because...

September 30, 2019

It was an honor to participate in the 2019 History Book Festival in Lewes, Delaware. The History Book Festival is the first and only book festival in the United States devoted exclusively to history. On Friday, September 27, I had a fun author visit with more than 100 students at Rehoboth Elementary School. Then on Saturday, Septembe...

August 31, 2019

Throughout the summer, it has been an honor to meet children, parents, teachers, and librarians at Brave Ballerina book signings along the Delaware coast. I gave presentations about ballet history and the fierce determination of Janet Collins. In addition to reading Brave Ballerina, we danced! Sharing some of my favorite event photos...

July 13, 2019

I am looking forward to participating in the Books & Ballet event at Books of Wonder bookstore (18th Street) in New York City on Sunday, July 21, 3 - 5 p.m. I'll discuss and sign BRAVE BALLERINA: The Story of Janet Collins as part of a panel, which will include Monica Wellington, author-illustrator of Dear Ballerina; Lydia Wellington...

May 16, 2019

The library is my absolute favorite place on the planet! So I'm thrilled to be giving a book presentation and reading at the Pre-Summer Book Party at Lewes Library in Delaware on Saturday, June 1st, 10 a.m. - 12 noon. This event will feature light refreshments, free books for kids, library card sign-ups, and registration for the Doll...

May 20, 2018

One of the things I love most about teaching writing is the opportunity to share my favorite books with others. I had fun teaching a class through the Rehoboth Beach Writers' Guild on May 12 -- “Top 10 Tips for Writing Picture Books." Everyone especially enjoyed these two books: Super Manny Stands Up and Strictly No Elephants....

February 28, 2018

During the winter, I Iove wearing pajamas and curling up in a blanket with pillows, snacks, and books. I remember learning about hibernation when I was in elementary school, and it sounded wonderful. Take a long winter nap and emerge in the Spring. Sign me up! I worked on the text for Hibernation Station (Simon & Schuster) on a snowy...

January 7, 2018

It has been 15 years since my first picture book was published, and this year I’m doing a series of blog posts about things I’ve learned on my writing journey. The Way the Storm Stops will always have a special place in my heart because I wrote it after rocking my son to sleep during a thunderstorm when he was about 2 years old. Here...

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