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!