My picture books

I didn't begin my writing career with picture books in mind. I loved them, appreciated them, but they baffled me. It wasn't until I started Hamline University's MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults program that I delved deeply into the genre, and a long-latent passion ignited! Picture books are one of the hardest forms to write, but with limitation comes limitless opportunity for beauty and meaning.

Works in Progress

While I love (adore!) picture books, I have novels in me as well. At present my wonderful agent is shopping one for young readers and is awaiting revisions from me on a project for young adults.

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I'm delighted, awed, overwhelmed by the attention my books have received, from reviews in the top professional journals to Amazon and Goodreads ratings to blog posts and more. While I'd love to have every single reader follow me on social media, there are other fabulous ways of following, participating in, and discussing my books. Below are just a couple!

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Halloween Good Night

Fairy tales are more than true; not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.

—G.K. Chesterton