I’m the author of a number of books for children, including The Black Regiment of the American Revolution (Moon Mountain 2004, Apprentice Shop Books 2008), a nonfiction book for intermediate readers, and the picture books, Flannel Kisses (Houghton Mifflin, hardcover 1997, paperback 2006) and Marshmallow Kisses (Houghton Mifflin, hardcover 2000, paperback 2007). I've also written for the educational market, electronic media, and magazines including Cricket, Highlights, and Smithsonian’s Click magazine. I’m a contributor to Apprentice Shop Books’ American Notable Women series. My book about the history of Earth Day, WHEN RIVERS BURNED: THE EARTH DAY STORY, is due out soon. I’m listed in Something About the Author, vol. 130, published by the Gale Group.
Until recently, I worked as a Library Reference Assistant, serving on the Rhode Island Teen Book Award Committee, and the Young Adult Round Table. Currently, I’m an instructor with the Institute of Children's Literature and present a variety of writing workshops for children and adults. I’m a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators and the Author's Guild.
Member since 1985
Region: New England: South (Connecticut/Rhode Island)
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