This Is It TV Interview

Chatting it up with Cheldin Barlatt Rumer about kidlit and using rejection as a gift!

KidLit TV Feature

Had a blast filming with KidLit TV & Every Child Read to talk about LIKE VANESSA and whales in the bathtub! #BookWeek100

Student review, Fearless Mary

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. 

School Visit: University High, Newark, NJ

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!

Interview with Cardinal Rule Press

Interview with Maria Dismondy of Cardinal Rule Press, chatting up the "writing" life.

Reader response video

I asked readers to tell how they, too, were "Like Vanessa." Meet Alyssa.

Good morning America appearance

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.

Keynote speech, scbwi conference

I had the honor of being the keynote for the NJ chapter of the Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators June Conference. You can see Part 2 here


Book Launch Team

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.