Life With The Girls: My Mother, My Body, Myself

At the same time I was developing my chest, breast cancer was ending my mother’s life. For Bare Necessities, I look back on my growing pains and pays tribute to

Thanks for the lovely review, Girls Read the World!

So happy that Girls Read the World enjoyed PINK HAIR AND OTHER TERRIBLE IDEAS! They write, “Despite some of the heavy themes covered (parent with breast cancer, divorced parents), it’s

KidsReads Reviews Pink Hair

Such a great review of Pink Hair and Other Terrible Ideas over at KidsReads, with their reviewer Kat Baumgartner saying, “PINK HAIR AND OTHER TERRIBLE IDEAS is an excellent [book]

Hudson Children’s Book Festival

So excited to be one of the authors at the 10th annual Hudson Children’s Book Festival, Saturday, May 4, in Hudson, New York. Come out to meet authors, illustrators, and

Writing samples

If you’re new around here, I’ve added a few recent stories I’ve worked on. Visit see them.

Kids Read: A Book Festival, Poughkeepsie, NY, April 13, 2019

I’m looking forward to participating in Kids Read: A Book Festival, on Saturday, April 13, in Poughkeepsie, NY. This free event will feature over 35 authors and illustrators of kidlit,

The Best and Worst Products of Trader Joe’s, Rated by Devoted Shoppers

Thanks to all you TJ fans out there who told me your favorite items from the beloved store for this feature at RetailMeNot. It was easy to get the best

Amazon and Capstone team up to bring books to Alexa users

Cool news from my publisher, Capstone, who is working with Amazon to offer 50 You Choose Books to Alexa users. (Per the article in Publishers Weekly, Amazon has “sold 100

SCBWI Partners with Nonprofits for Literacy Initiative

I didn’t know about this cool initiative of The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators — it’s the SCBWI Books for Readers program, which provides children’s books to underserved

Toy Fair 2019

I wish I could go back in time to 8-year-old me and say that someday I’d get to walk around a massive building and look at — and play with