Monday, February 15, 2016

Grace For President 2016

So amazing! The Center for American Women in Politics at Rutgers University, in conjunction with their Teach A Girl to Lead project, has sent copies of GRACE FOR PRESIDENT to every woman governor, member of Congress, and state legislator in the country (about 1900 in total) encouraging them to read and share the book with their local elementary schools during a 2016 campaign focused on Presidents' Day and Women's History Month.

To celebrate Presidents' Day, the women of the Oregon House Democrats took part in a day of reading G4P. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZLEhuuuGfE

Way to go, Grace!


Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Bring Home the BACON!



EVERYONE LOVES BACON is sizzling hot and ready to serve! Please check out the awesome Bacon page on Tumblr.

http://everyonelovesbaconbook.tumblr.com/

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Illustrator, Eric Wight, and I will kick off the Bacon book tour at the Decatur Book Festival in Georgia this weekend - Sunday, September 6th at 2:15 PM on the Children's Stage. Click the link below for festival directions and details.

https://www.decaturbookfestival.com/



Locally, I will be reading and signing Bacon at the Barnes & Noble on Hall Road in Shelby Twp. MI on Saturday, September 12th from 1 PM - 3 PM.

Bacon makes everything better - including Back-to-School! Have a terrific year! 

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Thursday, January 29, 2015

IT'S A BOY!

Oh, boy!  Please join me in welcoming ZOMBIE IN LOVE 2 + 1 to the world! Illustrated by Scott Campbell. Published by Atheneum Books for Young Readers - An imprint of Simon & Schuster.


I will be autographing copies of my new book at the following locations:

Saturday, February 7th 11:00 am  SCHULER BOOKS & MUSIC 2820 Towne Center Blvd. Lansing, MI 48912  Phone: 517.316.7495

Saturday, February 14th 1:00pm-3:00pm  THE BOOK BEAT 26010 Greenfield Road, Oak Park MI 48237 Phone: 248-968-1190

I hope to see you there!

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Hot Dog! The Critics Love GASTON!



It's been a doggone exciting year for my favorite Frenchie!  Here are some of the accolades GASTON has accumulated in 2014:


  • Kirkus Reviews Best Children's Books of 2014
  • Horn Book Magazine Best Children's Books of 2014
  • American Booksellers Association 2014 ABC Best Books for Children
  • NPR 2014 Great Reads
  • Amazon.com Best Children's Books of 2014
  • 2014 Junior Library Guild Selection
  • Society of Illustrators Selection "The Original Art 2014"
  • Semifinalist Goodreads Choice Awards Best Picture Books 2014
  • Book Page Best Children's Books of 2014

THANK YOU to ALL for the puppy love!! And thank you to all of my readers who have welcomed Gaston into their hearts and home. Your support and enthusiasm has been amazing. x o x o



Thursday, June 5, 2014

GASTON!

Please join me in welcoming GASTON to the world! On sale NOW! GASTON, illustrated by the amazing Christian Robinson, published by Atheneum Books for Young Readers, received starred reviews from Kirkus and Horn Book Magazine, is a Publisher's Weekly Summer Book Pick and is an amazon Best Book of the Month for June. "Gaston will win hearts, as will his story’s message of belonging and family.A perfect read aloud that will leave them begging for more—an absolute delight. " - * KIRKUS REVIEWS, May 2014

I love this story and the illustrations. I hope you will too!




Monday, February 10, 2014

ZOMBIE IN LOVE - THE MUSICAL!


Hey, Ghouls and Boys!  I have some heart-stopping news! Oregon Children's Theatre will be hosting the world premier of ZOMBIE IN LOVE - THE MUSICAL! I will be in Portland for Opening Day performances on Saturday, March 1st to take in the fun and sign copies of the book. I can't wait! 

For more information about the show and how to purchase tickets, please visit the Oregon Children's Theatre's website.
 http://www.octc.org/onstage/zombieinlove