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I write picture books with humour and heart that entertain children and the adults who read with them. I’m especially excited about these projects: 

CHARCOLA’S COLOURED COAT MYSTERY

Charcola loves being a local celebrity, but this sheep won’t sleep until she finds out why she has the only coloured coat in her flock. 

  • Themes: STEM (genetics), persistence, asking questions

JAKE JONES’ *FREE* READING ADVENTURE

Jake Jones’ reading tips bring adventure, freedom and cake (yes, cake) to a frustrated child reader who ends up outreading, and outadventuring, Jake himself.

  • Great for reluctant and emerging readers

STEP INTO FALL

Families will enjoy the wonder and whimsy of autumn on a neighbourhood walk by following ten wonder-fall steps.

  • Themes: Accessible outdoor activity, family time, autumn

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 a day off together.

  • Great for Mother’s day, summer vacation and children with working or single parents

PROFESSIONAL PIRATE (STEM)

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 won’t throw his dreams overboard.

  • Themes: STEM (math), following your dreams, father-son relationship

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.

  • Themes: new siblings and pets, compromise, outer space
  • Longlisted in the CANSCAIP 2019 Writing for Children Competition

BROCCOLI DUDE

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

  • Great for a laugh-out-loud reading experience

BOTTOM SHELF BLUES

Night 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.

  • Themes: early literacy, new siblings, feeling forgotten about, dealing with change

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.

  • Great for a lighthearted, entertaining read

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.

  • Great for young dancers and milestone events (e.g. performances, graduation, moving out)