Thursday, December 20, 2018

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Writing with the Stars (and also me!)

Who likes contests? And kidlit? And opportunities to be mentored by published picture book authors who are excited to get to know you and help you write and revise? 

You do. 

Yeah - you do. 

So please check out Becky Tara Book's "Writing with the Stars" contest which pairs aspiring writers with authors. Details and deadlines are available through the following link. I'm one of the lucky mentors and I have my fingers crossed I'll be working with you. 


You in the Christmas jammies eating snickerdoodles at 8:30 am on a Wednesday. 

Tuesday, November 20, 2018


I am so grateful for every chance I get to speak at schools (including this one from last week!). Thank you media specialists, educators, teachers, students, PTA fundraisers, librarians, kids, volunteer moms, administrators, principals... weel, you get the idea :)!

Friday, October 12, 2018


My friend Karen Jameson just revealed the cover for her wonderful new picture book, Moon Babies. 

You can learn more here:

Thursday, October 11, 2018


Hi, hello! My friend Lori Veraldi Alexander has written the most precious board book series. The FUTURE BABY series starts with FUTURE ASTRONAUT and just had her cover reveal! 

Check out the interviews and enter to win a copy here: 

Monday, September 10, 2018


I am over-the-moon excited to announce that LUCY LOVES SHERMAN won three medals (count’em people – THREE!) in the 2018 Florida Authors & Publishers Association (FAPA) Book Awards, including a GOLD medal in the Children’s Picture Book Award category. So proud of my little Lucy and her lobstery friend, Sherman. 

Friday, September 7, 2018


What is blue and white and beautiful all over? The gorgeous artwork that Disney Hyperion did for my latest book!!! I got these proofs 
in the mail today and I am so happy I cannot even stand it. I can’t wait to share this bedtime boat book with everyone in Spring 2

Friday, June 15, 2018

Lucy Loves ... the IPPY Awards!

Congratulations Lucy and Sherman for taking home a silver medal in the IPPY awards!!! 

#LucyLovesSherman #bookaward #IPPY #ipba #itssoshiny

Friday, May 11, 2018

Frances K Sweet Elementary

Today I had the honor of helping celebrate the Young Author Winners at Frances K Sweet Elementary. These kids and their amazing teachers (and principal!) blew my socks off! It was a privilege to be a part of it 🤗 Thank you!

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Let's Call It Research

That just sounds better than "not writing because I'm watching a hilarious You Tube show of two guys reading picture books."

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Open Call for NF

As explained in this link: "I am currently looking for manuscripts for children in grades K-3 that tap into that sense of wonder. Manuscripts should focus on STEM (science, technology, engineering, or mathematics) topics and should present those topics in playful or unconventional ways. And finally, these books should be able to be illustrated with photographs, though the author will not expected to do photo research. That said, authors who are also photographers and can provide images are welcome to submit."

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Sisters Unite!

To to kick of women's history month, I present to you dear reader some women making history. Specifically a super sister duo and their six - count 'em, SIX! - picture book projects.

Friday, February 16, 2018

Meme Mystery

Today I googled "happiness is shopping at homegoods alone" and 
no memes came up. How? How did the internet miss this? 


Thursday, February 1, 2018

Hello Sunshine

I recently started following Reese Witherspoon and her genius book club, Hello Sunshine, online and I think she should add a kidlit category. Just sayin'...


Friday, January 26, 2018

Felix Elementary

Another Literacy Week, another Author Visit - and it was wonderful! Thank you to everyone who joined me for readings, signing, crafts, coloring, and general tom foolery. 

Friday, January 19, 2018

Uber Agent Makes Wonderful Website

My agent, Kathleen Rushall, has a new website and (no shocker here) it is fabulous! Chock full of useful resources and up-to-the-minute industry news, this super awesome sauce site is a gold mine for aspiring and established authors. Plus you can learn more about Kathleen's wish list and current clients. So click now and soak up all the kidlit goodness!

What are you still doing here? Go. Scram. Get off my site and check out Kathleen's page!