What's new?

Book Expo/Book Con

Had a blast meeting young readers and signing advanced reader's copies!

New England SCBWI Conference

Presenting my workshop: Channel Your Inner Nonfiction Nerd.

New Jersey SCBWI Conference

Co-presenting with Kelly Calabrese: Breaking Down Barriers, Writing & Critiquing Across Racial Lines

Lilla Rogers Artist Retreat

Guest Speaker for the Lilla Rogers International Artists' Retreat. Presented workshops on fiction & nonfiction picture books.

SCBWI Book Launch Award

Honored to have received this award, which will aid in promo efforts for "Like Vanessa."

"Like Vanessa" book launch!

I had the honor of being hosted by Karyn Parsons, star of the iconic TV, "The Fresh Prince of Bel Air" and Founder of Sweet Blackberry! Thank you Karyn!

Author appearances

* November 18-19: NCTE, St. Louis, MO

*December 20: Book Chat at University High School, Newark, NJ

* January 23-25, 2018: ABA Winter Institute, Memphis, TN

* March 17, 2018: Book Launch Party, Barnes & Noble, Menlo Park Mall, Edison, NJ

More appearances TBA!

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 

* Writing Diverse Books