BookStop Starts Today!

Check out Peggy Noodle, Hula Hoop Queen in the SCBWI BookStop — today through November 30. Remember: books are a great gift for the holidays, and e-books are germ-free!

TBT: The North Star

Thinking back to 2013, when I was commissioned to write a ballet for the Carolina Dance Festival. They had a grant from the Raleigh Arts Commission and wanted an original holiday program, so I wrote The North Star. They hired an illustrator and published it, and sell it as an annual fundraiser. Here’s the very … Continue reading

Fun Day in Apex

After dusting off her hoop, Peggy Noodle was back to her shenanigans with young readers and hoopers last weekend. Thanks to the cute little boutique artist’s haven in downtown Apex, Southern Home Crafts, a whole crop of new readers are enjoying Peggy Noodle, Hula Hoop Queen. Check out this sparkly pink hoop!

Peggy Noodle, Hula Hoop Queen … is Back!

Friends, I’ve had so many requests for Peggy Noodle that I decided to dust her off, do some revisions and re-issue a second edition. Tell everyone you know! And if you’ve got a local bookstore, please tell them to look for Peggy Noodle through their regular channels (like IndieBound, B&N and Amazon).

Leap Into Literacy

I had a great time at the Olive Chapel Elementary Leap Into Literacy Week reading this morning. I read to a third grade class, then had a break and rounded out the day reading to two first grade classes. The kids were engaged, enthusiastic and hysterical. When I asked if anyone knew anything about 1957, the … Continue reading

Celebrating my 20th anniversary!

I hope your day is as happy as mine … twenty years ago, I kicked off a lifetime adventure with the man of my dreams. Two decades later, we’ve traveled the world, laughed and loved, and created the best son in the world. Happy Anniversary to my love!

Hello West Yadkin Elementary!

I was so excited to open the mailbox this afternoon to find the most wonderful Thank You note from Ms. Holder and her second grade class at West Yadkin Elementary School in Hamptonville, North Carolina. Anybody who knows me knows I LOVE to get mail! Writing letters to your friends and family is becoming a … Continue reading