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Welcome!

Thank you for visiting. I'm delighted to share my redesigned site with you. You'll find info on my latest books, upcoming school and library visits, conference presentations, and a new blog with favorite books by talented writers plus tips for using my books with children and teens.

Browse and enjoy. I'm either curled up with a book or tapping away on my keyboard.

Children's Nonfiction

I write books and stories for readers of all ages. Since I love research, I specialize in nonfiction for children in kindergarten and up. Check the You'll find books, magazines, and sites for reader through grade 6 on the Portfolio page.

YA Fiction & Nonfiction

Adolescence is the most stressful time in a child's life. In writing for grades 7 and up, my aim is to inform and entertain while helping teens navigate life.

School & Library Visits

I think of my writing as teaching one reader at a time, and I love doing class visits. They're not only about my books; I want to get kids fired up about reading and writing. Thousands of students have had fun with a variety of activities. Check out the gallery of past visits.

Next Steps...

Feel free to explore the site. Don't forget to check out the books on the Portfolio page and browse the photos from past class visits. (They go way back!)

If you're looking for my "Wonderings and Wanderings in a Writer's Life" blog, click here. If you're looking for writing workshops or coaching, click the pink button to be redirected to that site.