My Bumpy Journey to Becoming an Agented Author

My Bumpy Journey to Becoming an Agented Author

(Que Squealing and Jumping around!!!!) My excited face here is REAL! I printed this sign and took the photo shortly after signing a contract agreement to be represented by Amy Nielsen with The Purcell Agency! Just thinking about this moment still fills me with happy...
Writing Treasures from the SCBWI-MI ’23 Conference

Writing Treasures from the SCBWI-MI ’23 Conference

In April 2023 SCBWI-MI held a conference in Livonia, Michigan at the Vistatech Center. It was my first IN-PERSON conference and I was a little nervous but excited. I should have known I had nothing to fear. The children’s writing community is the nicest group of...
Bodies Are Cool

Bodies Are Cool

As we teach our kids to be grateful for their bodies, we shift the focus from body image to body appreciation. Celebration of ALL Bodies Last summer Tyler Feder’s inclusive book ALL BODIES ARE COOL hit the market. It was an instant success. Touching the hearts...
The Best Picture Books for Earth Day

The Best Picture Books for Earth Day

The recent years have been INCREDIBLE for new EARTH DAY books! I am super excited to share some of my favorites with you! Many of these books are about TREES, so this list is also perfect for Arbor Day! Great books for Earth Day & Arbor Day THE MESS THAT WE MADE...