A New Deal

I’m excited to share the news of my third picture book coming out Spring 2020 with Page Street Kids titled WANTED: DUSK RAIDERS and am thrilled to work once again with editor Charlotte Wenger. I can’t wait to see what illustrator Ellen Rooney does with my words. Can’t. Wait. This story was inspired by my…

This Book Is Spineless: Available for Pre-order!!

I’ve had many moments when I’ve shed tears during the process of becoming a children’s author. Rejections…check. A request for an R&R (revise and resubmit)…check. An offer…check. An agent…check. More book deals…check. Just the thought of being able to one day hold a printed, hardback copy of my book in my hands reduced me to…

It’s All About Collaboration

It’s a video! YIKES! And laughing at that screen capture. Ha ha ha… I’m trying out this new medium and enjoying the ease and conversational approach to it. Anywhoooo, I did want to touch on a few points I didn’t get to in the video. One, the brilliant illustrator working on THIS BOOK IS SPINELESS…

This Is Dedicated to…

So, I’m in the throes of writing the dedication for THIS BOOK IS SPINELESS (Winter 2019). I’ve decided that each of my children will have a book dedicated to them. No sharing. Problem: who gets the first book? DOH! Am I going to have to pick a favorite among my children? I jest. Fortunately, I…

MORE NEWS!

I’m so happy to break out this gnome pen again to sign a couple more contracts with Page Street Kids! Recently, my second picture book was announced. NOVA THE STAR EATER will see the light of day in spring of 2019! This idea popped into my head as I listened to my oldest son wax…

2018 Goals!

This is neither a book nor a pie, but I need to put my 2018 goals out into the ether. It helps me be more accountable. Do you feel the same, or do you like to keep your goals to yourself? Either way, writing down your goals plants the carrot. The carrot you will chase…

Review: AFTER THE FALL by Dan Santat

This one punched and then karate chopped and then maybe pile drove me right in the feels. AFTER THE FALL by Dan Santat is incredible. The beautiful arc for Humpty Dumpty plays out with ease, as he battles his fear of heights from the infamous “Great Fall.” I don’t even want to go too much…

More Bits of News!

Almost exactly a year ago, I conjured up an idea. An idea for a picture book. It was the title that jumped into my head, and I had to do something with it. But what? The first drafts were laughable, snortable, and not in a good way. I pushed through the bad writing, and a…