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My prized childhood possessions were a butterfly trapper keeper full of stories, an overflowing bookshelf, and a pocket thesaurus. But it took many years (and a couple careers) before I pursued my dream of writing for children. 


A lover of puns and wordplay, I enjoy mixing humor, heart, and educational details into my writing. My picture book, A PENNY’S WORTH (Page Street Kids), illustrated by Mark Hoffman, is out now. The sequel, A DOLLAR'S GRAND DREAM, hits shelves July 11, 2023!


When not writing, I spend time visiting schools, volunteering with literacy nonprofits, playing tennis, and perfecting my Frog Pose in yoga class. I currently live in Charlotte, NC, with my husband and two daughters.


Even though my trapper keeper is long gone, my book collection continues to multiply, and my thesaurus…

Now, there’s an app for that!

Photo Credit: Anne Willette


I grew up with an artist mom, so we always had a daily craft. And I can't think of a better way to paint than in my favorite Wonder Woman bathing suit!

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The infamous Trapper Keeper!


Books make the best gifts! My parents gave me one for every single holiday.


There are many little ways to enlarge your child's world. Love of books is the best of all.
-Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

Other Published Work:

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Published by Headline Books, Inc.

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