About

-As you can see from the picture above, I like to make stuff (that’s me making stuff when I was much, much younger). Now I write for kids that age.

-I’m a writer, teacher, speaker, mural artist, illustrator, designer and painter (you can see my work on this site; check out the tabs above), and eater of avocados, chocolate and sushi (usually not all at once).

-I wrote and illustrated the seven book series about Petalwink the Fairy; all available as ebooks, with four of the titles also available in hardback or paperback covers. We are currently adapting the series into a flying musical (see below for more info)!

-I wrote the five book Fifties Chix time traveling friends series for middle grade readers about 5 teens who time travel from 1955 to present day. All five books are available in print or as ebooks wherever books are sold. The first book, Travel to Tomorrow was even a 2011 Goodreads Readers Choice Nominee and bestseller on Amazon! Visit the Fifties Chix site to find out about the series, discover fun activities (including the Lit Guides I’m designing), and sign up for the free Fan Club.

- I’m often asked “why” I’m an author, or why I’m inspired to write certain books or series. The easy answer is that I love it! But there’s another answer, too. Click here to read my philosophy on creating positive content that features brave girls as protagonists!

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EXCITING ANNOUNCEMENTS!!

Fifties Chix Book Club and Lit Guides Available Now

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The Fifties Chix series now has a Book Club/Lit Guide for readers! Designed especially for reluctant writers, the lit guides are a swell way to find and flex your creative writing muscles. For homeschoolers, book clubs, librarians, and, of course — Fifties Chix fans! Check out the FREE sample Lit Guide!

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The Adaptation of Petalwink Book Series into a Flying Musical

Petalwink musical NO OVAL-No GlowA new show for young audiences starring the plucky purple-haired Petalwink the Fairy, who has to save her friends and her home, Newman Forest, by believing in herself and learning to fly. Featuring an original singable pop score by Broadway composer Deborah Hurwitz.

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Coaching Services for Budding Authors

I OFFER COACHING SERVICES for BUDDING AUTHORS. Are you interested in generating much-needed positive content? I offer coaching services and would love to help you find your voice and realize your dream of writing and publishing your book. Contact me today!