Check out this great video of 3rd grade students and teacher reviewing my latest picture book, Fearless Mary! Special thanks to teacher/author, Frank Murphy, for filming and organizing.
I had a chance to go back to where it all started: My alma mater, University High, in Newark, NJ! What a pleasure it was to connect with young readers of LIKE VANESSA!
I asked readers to tell how they, too, were "Like Vanessa." Meet Alyssa.
A Thanksgiving twist on a classic Haitian New Year's Day tradition...Freedom Soup (with a cranberry apple relish). Freedom Soup honors the world's first independent black republic...Haiti! I'm honored to have written a children's picture book about the backstory of this soup, debuting with Candlewick Press in fall, 2019.
It takes a village to raise a book. Luckily, I had some pretty awesome friends and family who willingly jumped on the bandwagon to spread the word about my debut novel.