I write picture books that aim to evoke emotion–preferably laughter but also those that tug on the heart strings. Here’s what I’ve been up to:


Professional PiratePete’s dream of becoming a pirate turns into shark bait when his dad enrolls him in school. Pete is determined to demonstrate his swashbuckling skills, but discovers  that his arithmetic abilities come in even handier on the high seas. STEM.

Bringing Home Buster: Garth’s kitten is an astronomical nuisance. Buster tears down Garth’s solar system and crashes his screen time. When Garth plans a mission that includes his diverse crew, he discovers that having a co-pilot is more fun than flying alone.

Broccoli Dude: Despite being grade A gorgeous, Broccoli is overlooked for other vegetables in the grocery store. When Broccoli begins to droop, he sprouts a plan to make himself irresistible to children before becoming compost.

Bottom Shelf Blues: An outgrown picture book plots to save its spine before being shelved forever.

The Cover-Up: Move the rug! Hurl the pillows! Sit the cat! One cover-up leads to another as Ellie attempts to hide her redecorated bedroom wall from her meticulous mother.

Your Dance: A lyrical journey through a child’s dance of life, from an infant’s drumming heartbeat to finding a partner that doesn’t step on their toes.


Shake the World: Fred and Bonnie Cappuccino had modest means but enormous hearts, raising 21 children, 19 of which were adopted, and helping thousands of other underprivileged children achieve their dreams.