|Region:||California: San Diego|
|Will Travel:||Anywhere in my country|
|SCBWI Profile:||Member Profile|
I'm excited to announce that my latest book, Nature's Lullaby Fills the Night (Sterling Children's Books), is now available. From moths fluttering their powdery wings to willows shushing, shushing in the breeze, tender nature scenes sweep across land, sea, and sky to soothe and calm little ones.
Dough Knights and Dragons (Sterling Children's Books), was also recently released. 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, more than their friendship could suffer. The story includes creative problem solving and shows children the value of making friends who are different from them.
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.