At a children’s authors conference a few years ago, I received the best advice for anyone in pursuit of the writer’s life. Take the belt from your bathrobe and strap yourself into your chair. Writing requires a blind, dogged loyalty to the work at hand. I write picture books for children under 5 that are … Read more
The Goodnight Train now has a plush toy companion to squeak along with nightly story times. Coming soon from MerryMakers Dolls, a company that creates dolls and toys from children’s book characters. https://merrymakersinc.com/
The Little Engine That Could was one of the few early childhood reads that stayed with me throughout my life. The “I think I can” and “I thought I could” phrases resonated as a teenager and into my adulthood during difficult situations. The optimism of the spunky blue train inspired me and planted those words … Read more
I never imagined myself to be a lyricist so Christ Sampson’s rap of my picture book is beyond what I ever could have expected.
September 2018 will bring the publication my latest picture book, THE GOODNIGHT TRAIN ROLLS ON! It is the long awaited sequel to THE GOODNIGHT TRAIN. Laura Huliska-Beith has created a magical series of illustrations. Readers, young and old, will enjoy some unexpected turns of events when they read my new bedtime story.
For me, blogging is a way to engage and connect. I see each post as a note in a bottle, cast out to the sea, hoping to initiate a dialogue from someone, someplace in the world. One of my favorite children’s authors, E.B. White, advised, “Always be on the lookout for the presence of wonder.” … Read more