Books for Kids

Signing a New Book Contract

Last week, I signed a new book contract, and I am thrilled. This book is really special and while I don’t have all the details to share right now, I hope you’ll join me in celebrating. Every book contract is cause for celebration, but this one is special. In many ways this story started when… Read more »

When You Finally Get to Hold Your New Book!

I’m so thrilled I was finally able to hold my new book in my hands last week – what a joy! I remember each stage of the process of creating this book. It started out as an idea for a field guide for kids to learn HOW to listen to bird song. Then it became… Read more »

Books and Board Games: For Sushi Lovers

Can’t get enough of sushi? Love taking the family out to eat some nigiri and tamago and sashimi? Then I have a tasty book and game combo for you. But this time, I’m switching things up. Instead of a board game it’s a card game. And instead of a picture book, this book and game… Read more »

Books and Board Games – For Adventures in Space Lovers!

Want to blast off with some fun books and board games? This unusual pairing is sure to launch your space adventurers into the stars. First we have the card game Space Team created by Stellar Factory. Like most rocket launches, this game is LOUD!! The entire game is about communicating with your astronaut crew to… Read more »

Books and Board Games – For Flower Lovers

Celebrate spring with this colorful pairing of books and board games all about flowers! Yes, I am featuring another game designed by the incredible Elizabeth Hargrave. Her games are always about things I love. Tussie Mussie is a quick and easy card game with gorgeous art is also about the historic language of flowers! Once… Read more »

My visit to Pittsburgh Today Live on KDKA!

I was thrilled to be on Pittsburgh Today Live on April 11, 2023 to talk about the Greater Pittsburgh Festival of Books. I was also so grateful to my friend Heather for bringing Majeck the Green-Winged Macaw! We will be at the Festival on May 13, 2023, so make sure you stop by and say… Read more »

The Most Useful Critique Comments I’ve Gotten This Month

It can be scary to get your story critiqued. I remember some of my first critiques on some of the first stories I ever wrote – brutal. It was hard, but I told myself to trust the process and take the comments the same way I took advice from my running coach. This will help… Read more »