I began my professional work with children in 1973. After experience as a children’s librarian and professional storyteller, my first children’s book, LIZARD’S SONG, was accepted by Greenwillow in 1979. Since then I've had 38 books published including 30 picture books (among them DANCE AWAY, CLIMBING KANSAS MOUNTAINS, WHITE IS FOR BLUEBERRY, THE SECRET CHICKEKN CLUB and BUSY IN THE GARDEN). TIPPY-TOE CHICK, GO! was selected as a Charlotte Zolotow Award Honor Book for picture book writing in 2003. 2008 brought both the Washington State Book Award and the Worzalla/Burr Award for RABBIT'S GIFT, and the "Life time Achievement Award" from Pacific Northwest Writers Association.
My forthcoming picture books include WHO PUT THE COOKIES IN THE COOKIE JAR (Holt), THE WITCHES' DOUBLE SPELLING BEE (Harcourt), and HANDS SAY LOVE (Little, Brown).
Member since 1991
Region: Western Washington
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