Check it out! Turkey is in great company at TARGET!!!



Meeting Kim Fularz and getting yummy, delightful Turkey Trouble cookies!

Meeting Cathy Mlodzik from Pikes Peak Elementary School! Great visit!

Matilda likes being "Turkey" at the library story hour!


Meeting my illustrator, Lee Harper, for the first time in person at the King's English Bookstore in Salt Lake City, Utah.






Upcoming Events:

March 16, 2018- Author Visit at Freedom Elementary School, Colorado Springs, CO

April 20-21, 2018- Presenter at the SCBWI Utah/Southern Idaho Spring Conference (Layering in Layers in Picture Books).

Whitney Smith has created a wonderful teaching packet to accompany Turkey Trouble. Check it out at her blogsite:

Turkey Claus was selected as one of the ten best fiction picture books of 2012 by YABC!

I was chosen to be a "Picture Book Month Champion" for Picture Book Month in November, 2013. I found myself in amazingly good company with authors such as Tomie dePaola, Mercer Mayer, Rosemary Wells and my wonderful illustrator Lee Harper... and others (I was star struck!).

My picture book champion day was THANKSGIVING DAY!!! Check out my essay at:

February 2014- I was the featured author on 12X12- an exciting children's picture-book writing year-long event.