I am the author of many works for children and young adults including poems, short stories, picture books, beginning readers, and novels. My stories and poems have appeared in Cricket Magazine, Children’s Playmate and Blast Off. My story, THE KING’S CURE FOR HICCUPS, was published in Blast Off (an Australian Publication) and received the SCBWI Magazine Merit Award.
School Zone, Viking, Dial and HarperCollins, Australia are some of the publishers of my books. My easy reader, SAM'S WILD WEST SHOW (Dial) was named an IRA/CBC Children's Choice book. My young adult novel, LOST IN THE WAR (Dial), was nominated for reader awards in Missouri, South Carolina, Nebraska and Western Australia. It was named an NCSS/CBC Notable Children's Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies and was a Bank Street College of Education Best Children’s Book of the Year.
I have been a judge and/or reader for a variety of writing competitions -- including the work-in-progress grants and The Golden Kite Award for SCBWI. I currently work as a volunteer tutor for New Haven Reads and teach in the online Children's Book Writing program for Gotham Writer's Workshop.
Member since 1988
Region: New England: South (Connecticut/Rhode Island)
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