• I’m excited to announce my next book will be Dough Knights and Dragons (Sterling Children’s Books) which has a release date of October 3, 2017. It’s about a dragon and knight who share a secret friendship but who are bound by law to duel in an upcoming tournament. If they can’t cook up a way to get out of the situation, somebody’s going to fry. The story includes creative problem solving and addresses making friends across the aisles.

    My own kingdom castle has a moat (drainage ditch), turret (chimney), and numerous knights (chess pieces). I’m married to Sir Runs-a-Lot and our royal line includes two dragon-loving, sword-collecting damsels (not in distress). I tutored college math and taught many “subjects” at the elementary level. My published scrolls include 20 reproducible books for teachers. More than 100 of my poems, plays, puzzles, stories, lyrics, and more have appeared in publications such as Highlights and Children’s Digest. In addition, I’ve written online Disneyland articles.

    I’m also the author of Bizz and Buzz Make Honey Buns (Grosset & Dunlap/Penguin). Its themes include friendship and problem solving. In it, two bees use a little flower instead of a little flour to follow a recipe, making it a great book for introducing homophones.

    My hobbies include traveling, amateur photography, golf, hiking, and making scrapbooks. I’m especially fond of devouring books and chocolate.


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