Thursday, December 1, 2016

Manatee Academy

I want to give an extra special shout out to MANATEE ACADEMY and the amazing Debbie Remington! Thank you for letting me visit with your students. I had a blast presenting about writing, reading and of course, monkeys!
(Not pictured is my phone, which was blowing up with texts because my four year old daughter had jammed a bead up her nose at school and they could not get it out.**)


**If you ever are having a big presentation and your daughter jams beads up her nose and you get lots of texts about it and you can't freak out publicly and then you have to think on your feet and find a fast solution on the way to her school, try the Nose Frida, available at most Targets.

Friday, November 18, 2016

2016 Best Book Awards

I am super excited to announce that both MIND YOUR MONSTERS and HYPNOSIS HARRY were honored in the "Children's Picture Book: Hardcover Fiction" category of the 2016 Best Book Awards.

That's right. Both books. Two. Not one. Two. This is SO a donuts-all-day kind of celebration. 

Thank you to the Best Book Awards judges, and congratulations to my fellow winners!

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Tuesday, November 15, 2016

St. Paul's School

If you are ever want to have your mind blown, go back to your alma matter as a grown up for a book fair and author visit. It was a such an awesome, amazing, occasionally teary-eyed, experience. 

Ya'll this is the third grade teacher who worked at St. Paul's when I went there! And he remembered me! and he laughed at all my jokes during my presentations! He is now my favorite person EVER.


See that pile-up of super cool kids? I'm in there somewhere signing bookmarks.

Barnes and Noble partnered with St. Paul's for this book fair and - man!- was it groovy. Thank you so SO much for having me join in all the hippie dippy fun. 


Wednesday, November 2, 2016


I had the pleasure of helping these amazing Girl Scouts earn their scribe badge. Thanks for having me! #girlscoutsrule#mindyourmonsters #hypnosisharry #authorvisit

Friday, October 28, 2016

Windmill Point Elementary

Thank you for inviting me to visit your school Windmill Point Elementary! I had a total blast presenting Brewing Up A Book, and Books Are Monster Fun, to your students. You guys are awesome to work with and I hope the kids (all 585 of them - wowza!) enjoyed it as much as I did.:) I can't wait to come back next year.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

My job is amazing

Besides actually writing, what do children's authors do all day? Well, planning how to build a five foot tall, plywood lobster is part of it...

#LucyLovesSherman #coming2017 #lobsterlover

Friday, October 21, 2016

And now, coming to the stage...

Ya'll... I can't even... I have so many AHHHHMAZING events coming up, from school visits to charity events. So please forgve my blog-silence. I've been neck deep in work, crafting power points (with lots of cat and dog pictures from the internet, obviously) and readying crafts. Basically it's presentation-prep-madness over here. For example, I now I have enough bookmarks to wallpaper a small house.