• I am the author of the VAMPIRINA BALLERINA series, illustrated by LeUyen Pham and published by Disney-Hyperion (2012), and its sequels, VAMPIRINA BALLERINA HOSTS A SLEEPOVER (2013), VAMPIRINA AT THE BEACH (2017) and VAMPIRINA IN THE SNOW (fall 2018). The series was the inspiration for Disney Junior’s hit animated show VAMPIRINA. Other past and forthcoming books include NEVER EVER TALK TO STRANGERS (Scholastic Reading Clubs, 2010, illustrated by Guy Francis) and A TEACHER FOR BEAR (Scholastic Reading Clubs, 2011, illustrated by Mike Wohnoutka), GROUNDHUG DAY (Disney-Hyperion, 2017, illustrated by Christopher Denise), BIG-EYED BUG (Beach Lane Books, 2018, illustrated by Frann Preston-Gannon),  PIGLOO (Henry Holt, 2016, illustrated by Lorna Hussey) and SUNNY’S TOW TRUCK SAVES THE DAY (Abrams Appleseed, illustrated by Christopher Lee, coming spring 2019). I am an active member of the Mid-Atlantic Region of SCBWI and a frequent presenter at the Virginia Festival of the Book. I received a Barbara Karlin Grant Letter of Merit in 2009. I am represented by Linda Pratt of the Wernick & Pratt Agency.

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