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I write picture books with humor and heart that entertain children and adults. Below are some of the projects I’m especially excited about. 

Fiction

THE BEST BEACH DAY. EVER. Emma’s long-awaited beach day will be her last if she continues to cajole her Mom into agonizing adventures. With some compromise and a common goal, they discover that time together trumps all, no matter how it’s spent. 

PROFESSIONAL PIRATEPete’s plan to become a pirate turns to shark bait when his dad enrolls him in school. Swapping swords for subtraction and cannons for counting make Pete feel seasick. But when his math moves help the crew become successful–instead of swindled–seadogs, Pete discovers that he doesn’t have to throw his dreams overboard. 

BRINGING HOME BUSTERA nuisance brother. A crazy kitten. Garth ditches his co-pilots to fly solo . . . but discovers that it’s lonely being a cranky captain. When Garth adapts a mission to include his diverse crew, a cosmic adventure unfolds.

BOTTOM SHELF BLUESNight Night Numbers is Jacob’s favorite book–until Jacob discovers superhero stories. Night Night must draft a plan to save his spine before being boxed away forever.

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.

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, a child untangling their own feet, and an adult meeting a partner that doesn’t step on their toes.

Biography

SHAKE THE WORLD: American-born Canadian immigrants Fred and Bonnie Cappuccino had modest means and enormous hearts. The Cappuccinos raised twenty-one children, nineteen of whom were adopted, and continue to help thousands underprivileged children worldwide achieve their dreams through their non-profit organization, Child Haven International

In Progress

DINNER IN THE COURTYARD: A child longing for community invites other children to make mud pies and share snacks as they play in the park behind their high rise. Not wanting the afternoon of food and friendships to end, they plan an impromptu dinner in the courtyard. But a sudden storm threatens to cancel the party unless the hero can find a dry location for their new community to gather.