What's New?

Book Deal(s) and Signings!

I'm happy to announce that after years of hard work, lots of revisions, and tons of rejections, I finally got my YES! I have five books being published! Drum roll please...

LIKE VANESSA, Charlesbridge, spring 2018

FREEDOM SOUP, Candlewick, fall 2019

And three more top secret titles. I'll spill the beans when I have the green light!

Also, you can catch me at BookCon and Book Expo where I'll sign ARC's of LIKE VANESSA!

Good Morning America!

I had the opportunity to appear on Good Morning America, where I featured a Thanksgiving version of Freedom Soup. Learn more in the "My Work" link.

Workshops & School Visits!

I'll be teaching the following courses at conferences this year:

*Channel your Inner Nonfiction Nerd, New England SCBWI Spring Conference

* Reading & Writing Across Racial Lines (with Kelly Calabrese), New Jersey SCBWI Summer Conference

Now booking school visits for 2017-2018 school year. Speaking topics include: 

* The Ins & Outs of Making a Picture Book

* Channel Your Inner Nonfiction Nerd

* The Author Journey 

Contact for further details and pricing.