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Welcome to my website. I’m a picture book author and poet. My debut book, THERE WAS AN OLD DRAGON WHO SWALLOWED A KNIGHT, was published by Random House Books for Young Readers (2015). A COOKED-UP FAIRY TALE, also from Random House, will be out in 2017.

Dragon Cover High Res copyNo matter how many swallowed-fly titles you own, this one belongs on your shelf too. — Kirkus

The author has used a broad range of words—savory, shady, fattens, tassel, guzzled, bloat, quote, perchance, amass, and billow. These will add depth to the young listener’s vocabulary. — School Library Journal

*Sunshine State Young Readers Award Jr. List 2015-2016

*Washington Children’s Choice Picture Book Award Nominee 2017

*Named Best in Rhyme 2015 in conjunction with the Rhyming Picture Book Revolution Conference

*THERE WAS AN OLD DRAGON WHO SWALLOWED A KNIGHT will be included in Scholastic Reading Clubs starting in February of 2017 and in Scholastic Book Fairs in fall of 2017.

*I’m thrilled that THERE WAS AN OLD DRAGON WHO SWALLOWED A KNIGHT will be published in the UK in December of 2016. The illustrator, Ben Mantle, resides in the UK, so that makes this especially exciting.

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I’m represented by Tricia Lawrence of Erin Murphy Literary Agency.