Thursday, March 19, 2020

GASTON read by me!

Hello Parents, Educators and Readers!

I have received many inquiries over the past week about whether or not folks can read, record, and share my books with kids during this homeschooling period. YES, PLEASE DO! 

Yesterday I made a video of myself reading GASTON. You can find the video on  Instagram and FaceBook.  I hope you enjoy it.

Check out my GRACE GOES TO WASHINGTON and EVERYONE LOVES CUPCAKE book pages for downloadable activity sheets too.

Much love to all!

Monday, September 23, 2019


Exciting news!
It's been over 11 years since GRACE FOR PRESIDENT was first published and now there's FINALLY a sequel!

I'm really excited about GRACE GOES TO WASHINGTON and I'm looking forward to sharing the book with young readers and leaders across the country. 


I will be reading and signing books at the Read in the Park event in Beverly Hills, Michigan on Saturday, September 28th at 3:00 PM.  For more details click here:

I hope everyone is having a terrific fall. FYI - 2020 March Is Reading Month dates are filling up quickly so reserve your spring school visit soon!

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

POE WON'T GO and Two fall book signings!

I have always had a soft spot in my heart for elephants and so it was just a matter of time before I wrote a story about an elephant.

Meet Poe.

Isn't he the cutest?! I love him!

Zachariah OHora brilliantly and beautifully illustrated our new picture book, POE WON'T GO, published by Disney-Hyperion.

I'll be reading and sharing Poe Won't Go on Saturday, October 20th at Pages Bookshop in Detroit at 11:00 AM.
Visit their website for more details:

If you can't make it to Pages on 10/20 because you'll be too busy watching the Michigan State/U of M football game (GO GREEN!), come see me at the Shelby Township Barnes & Noble on Saturday, November 3rd at 1:00 PM.

Happy Fall!

Monday, July 9, 2018

Super, happy news! And TWO July book signings!

Summer is FINALLY in full swing here in Michigan and I am super happy to announce the publication of TWO new books!

I have always had a soft spot in my heart for garden gnomes so I was very happy to be a part of this sweet new picture book called HOW TO GROW HAPPINESS. It's illustrated by Matt Kaufenberg and I am so in love with the art. The story has a gardening theme which is perfect for younger children but truly, the message about cultivating happiness is for all ages.  ON SALE NOW.

On Tuesday, July 10th, my favorite superhero, Manny, soars back into town with a sequel called SUPER MANNY CLEANS UP! Illustrated by Stephanie Graegin this fun second adventure features Manny's new sidekick, Gertie and an important environmental theme. I just adore these two crime-fighting, cape wearing heroes and I hope you will too!

I will be launching the new Super Manny book at a special event on THURSDAY, JULY 12TH at Cascade Township Park in Grand Rapids Michigan. Join us for storytime, crafts and a fun clean up the park morning. The free event sponsored by Baker Book House and the Kent District Library starts at 10:30 AM. Follow this link for more details:

Finally, I will be signing both new books at Sterlingfest in Sterling Heights, Michigan on Saturday, July 28th from 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM. Look for me at the SCBWI-MI table. Follow this link for more information:  I hope to see you there!

Happy Summer! Happy Reading!
x o

Monday, January 22, 2018

BIG news!

Giant GASTON plush dolls are now available on the MerryMakers website!

Friday, August 18, 2017

More SUPER signings this fall!

Saturday, August 19th - 10:30 AM
Nicola's Books
2513 Jackson Ave.
Ann Arbor, MI  48103

Sunday, August 27th - 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
The Book Beat's 35th Anniversary Party
26010 Greenfield Road
Oak Park, MI  48237

Saturday, September 2nd - 10:00 AM
Decatur Book Festival
Decatur, Georgia

Saturday, July 1, 2017

SUPER Exciting!

Dear Super Readers!

I'm pleased to announce TWO new picture books this summer!

First up.

I'm so in love with the adorable babies AG Ford has illustrated for this sweet book published by Random House!  It's perfect for baby showers and new parents. As a mom who's facing a near empty nest with two young adult kids moving out of state soon this book really tugs at my heart strings. I hope you love it as much as I do!

LITTLES: And How They Grow

Next up!

Manny is a character who is near and dear to me. Look at the cuteness that is this little superhero! The book is beautifully illustrated by Stephanie Graegin.  Published by Simon & Schuster.

You can see the awesome book trailer here  >>>

I will be reading and signing copies of Super Manny Stands Up! on Saturday, July 8th at 11:00 AM at the Barnes & Noble in Rochester, Michigan. Details here:

Look for more events coming soon!

On Sale July 4th, 2017