I write entertaining picture books that weave in STEM or social-emotional themes. I’m especially excited about these projects:
INSPIRED BY SPIDERS
Little Spider wants humans to like him but they keep swatting him with their slippers! He weaves a ladybug disguise but soon discovers, through a game of I Spy, that spiders inspire human inventions on playgrounds, in clothing and even space robots headed to the moon in this story about biomimicry and self-acceptance.
Three neighbourhood news sources share three completely different accounts of Robbie Robin’s first flight from his nest, putting Robbie’s safety in jeopardy and challenging the neighbourhood animals to determine which story to believe.
- Longlisted in the 2022 CANSCAIP Writing for Children Competition
THE KING’S COURT
George is lonely at recess until a Four Square court is painted on his school yard. He becomes reigning king of the court, but to stay in power orders everyone to play by his rules. Eventually George’s followers revolt and he must decide between playing fair and playing the game he’s grown to love, at all.
RUBY’S RED HAIR MYSTERY
Ruby is determined to discover why she’s the only red-haired cow in her herd. But her constant questions drive the farm crazy! When Ruby learns how to hunt down answers herself she solves her coloured coat mystery and restores harmony at home.
WHAT TO DO ABOUT OLIVIA
When trying to get even with her bully, Madelyn turns into someone she doesn’t recognize. Once Madelyn discovers she can’t change Olivia, she focuses on the one person she can do something about.
STEP INTO FALL
Birthday wish not coming true? A ‘falling leaf wish’ might be luckier for you! Fun and frolic await outside your front door. Come, step into fall.
THE BEST BEACH DAY. EVER.
Emma’s long-awaited beach day with her hardworking mom will be her last unless Emma relaxes their action-packed schedule and leans into the joy of spending a day off together.
Pete’s dream of becoming a buccaneer turns to shark bait when his dad enrolls him in school. When his math moves help the crew become successful, instead of swindled, seadogs, Pete maps out a new plan that doesn’t throw his dreams overboard.
BRINGING HOME BUSTER
A nuisance brother. A crazy kitten. Garth ditches his co-pilots to fly solo, but discovers it’s lonely being a cranky captain. When Garth adapts a mission to include his diverse crew, a cosmic adventure unfolds.
- Longlisted in the 2019 CANSCAIP Writing for Children Competition
Despite being grade A gorgeous, Broccoli is overlooked for other vegetables in the grocery store. When his stalks begin to droop, Broccoli sprouts a plan to make himself irresistible to children before becoming compost.