Honored and grateful to have been chosen as a 2020 12x12 Scholarship Winner. I cannot wait to explore all of the incredible writing resources and support from this incredible community!  

If you aren't familiar with Julie Hedlund's 12x12 program, take a look here.....

Congratulations to my critique partner Sharon Langely' for her new book A RIDE TO REMEMBER, which was just named one of Kirkus's 8 top books for Black History Month!

My incredibly talented critique partner, author-illustrator Crystal Carter, is pitching a fun, spooky picture book entitled Vampire Nightcare. I can’t wait to see this gorgeous, unique story acquired soon!

“Mom says my new daycare seems charming and I should give it a c...

Honored to have my manuscript LITTLE EYES, BIG WORLD win 2nd runner up at the 2019 LA Writers Day. Plus my incredible critique partner Sue Ganz Schmitt also took home a prize for her manuscript!!

So excited that my manuscript THE ELEPHANT ROAD won 1st place at the 2017 LA Writers Day. I'm standing next to my amazing critique partner Kara Wilson who took 2nd place!!

This photographer began capturing the contents of her preschooler's pockets on film. They are mesmerizing in their simplicity and magic. A reminder of the fleeting wonder of childhood, and a glimpse through its eyes. Take a look, be inspired, and remember. 

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I could not be more grateful to be surrounded by the thoughtful reflection, encouragement and enthusiasm of the fellow writers in my Pen-Ultimate critique group. It is such a remarkably talented group of women. After many months of editing, revisions and rewrites, I no...

This year's SCBWI conference is incredible!  I have had the privilege of listening to authors such as Jon Klassen, Neal Shusterman, Pam Munoz Ryan and Barney Saltzberg tell me the stories behind their stories. It has been inspiring, exciting, at times overwhelming, but...

Happy summer solstice everyone! 

I just received confirmation that I will be in the Illustrator's Portfolio Showcase at the SCBWI Annual Summer Conference this summer. I'm terribly excited to create several new images for this opportunity. What an inspiring way to begin...

This blog is dedicated to my entrance into the world of children’s literature. I will be posting about my writing process, new book ideas and the incredible, inspiring, frustrating, hopeful and joyful path of a new writer putting her work out into the world and waiting...

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