The Time is Now

The day after Thanksgiving the government released the U.S. National Climate Assessment. Despite what some of our illustrious leaders say, the science is undeniable. Climate change is a real and present threat. The outlook is certainly grim. It’s at that … Continue reading


There is nothing more important to do today…

The Fort

I am thrilled to announce the winter 2020 publication of The Fort, by Page Street Kids! It was reported in Publisher’s Weekly Rights Report: Week of August 27, 2018 The Fort is my first picture book. The manuscript was picked up … Continue reading

Engineering Crazy Contraptions!

I developed a STEAM book for kids ages 9-100 that was homeless for a little while. However, I am thrilled to announce that Engineering Crazy Contraptions has now found its place with Nomad Press. A huge thank you to everyone … Continue reading

A Thank You to Trinidad Middle School

Last week I had the honor and privilege of speaking to the students at Trinidad Middle School about the importance of writing. I was treated like royalty…

Look What Came in the Mail!

Soon after a book is published, copies show up on my front step. I usually have a general idea of when this will happen, but I never know for sure. And it’s always fun to get the package, open the box, … Continue reading


A big thank you to KidLit411 for giving me the “Author Spotlight” today, featuring Extinction: What Happened to the Dinosaurs, Mastodons, and Dodo Birds? If you haven’t been to the KidLit411 site, it is an excellent resource for kid lit … Continue reading

Nomad Press-Meet the Author

In preparation for the ALA Midwinter Conference in Denver, Nomad Press featured me on their website this week (and my son Jack would like everyone to know he took the photo)! I’m grateful to be supported by such a wonderful … Continue reading

A Month of Conferences

Now that Story Storm is (sadly) over, it’s time to knuckle down and get writing! And, go to conferences. I will be at the CCIRA Conference in Denver on Thursday, February 8 and on Friday, February 9. Friday’s schedule includes … Continue reading

Story Storm

It’s Story Storm time…a month of brainstorming ideas for picture books. This challenge is hosted by Tara Lazar with the intent to inspire 30 ideas during the month of January. More info on her site: So far so good…it’s day … Continue reading