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A Great Start to a New School Year!

September is always one of my favorite months. Students are back to school . . . and so am I!

This year, I’m excited to kick off the year with a visit to Nativity School in Hollywood, Florida. I’ll be there this week talking to the kindergarteners through fifth-graders about the Mallory book, reading, and the writing process. As an author, nothing is more gratifying than spending time with my readers. If your school is interested in a visit, just click on the ‘SPEAKING’ link at the top of the page for more information.



NOVA Summer Writing Program for Teens

Calling all teens in South Florida interested in a summer writing program! Check out what’s happening in June and July at Nova Southeastern/Sherman Library.


Arkansas Literary Festival

So excited to visit my home state and be part of the Arkansas Literary Festival at the end of April.  I’ll be spending all day Thursday, April 25 with students at the Museum of Discovery. And on Saturday, April 27, I’ll be speaking at the Main Library at 11:30 a.m. If you’re in the Little Rock area, hope you’ll join me then!

Click here for more information!



Happy Valentine’s Day!

Thanks again to Books & Books Suniland and Reading Circle for a fabulous morning of books and Valentine’s Day fun!


Hope to See You All on February 9!

So excited to be reading Love, Ruby Valentine at Books & Books on Saturday, February 9 for February Reading Circle. Hope you’ll come out and bring your kids for a morning of fun!

Where? Books & Books Suniland (11297 S Dixie Hwy)

When? Saturday, February 9 (11:00 am)



Happy New Year!

The holidays were extra special this year with the French version of Merry Christmas, Merry Christmas now available! Happy New Year and Bonne Année to all!



Happy Holidays!

Thanks to this nice Amazon fan who made my holidays even happier with this sweet review of Merry Christmas, Mary Christmas!

“This is a great holiday story with both humor and a nice message about giving to others. My children loved the word play with Mary’s name and had fun shouting Merry Christmas, Mary Christmas as we prepared our own home for the holidays. This is a great story to remind us all not to get too caught up in the hustle and bustle of the holiday and a gentle reminder to spend time with family and friends.”



What I’m Excited About…

One of the things I love most is helping other authors shape and mold their stories. Especially picture book authors!  If writing a picture book is on your bucket list, I hope you’ll check out the new Critiques page on my website and let me know if I can help! I’d love to help you take the next step towards publication.