My philosophical inquiries were abruptly interrupted by kindergarten.

My philosophical inquiries were abruptly
interrupted by kindergarten.

I am the author of over thirty children’s books, as well as Pride and Prejudice and Kitties: A Cat-Lover’s Romp Through Jane Austen’s Classic, and a memoir, An Incredible Talent for Existing: A Writer’s Story.  My essays have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, Writer’s Digest, The Writer, The Huffington Post, Literary Mama, The Antigonish Review, Mothers Always Write, Parent Co, and Pillpack.  I am a public speaker, writing coach, and advice columnist for womensmemoirs.com.

My new memoir, An Incredible Talent for Existing, describes my existential childhood, the radical sixties, going crazy, and how all that led me to becoming a writer. Like many things in life, it was a giant mess when it happened, but it made a great story afterwards!

I was fortunate growing up in that my parents filled my brother and my lives with wonderful children’s books that I lived in and through. That’s why I love writing for children, playing with words and ideas, rhyme and rhythm, as well as writing for adults. Most importantly, I try not to take myself too seriously!

My parents filled our lives with wonderful children's books.

My parents filled our lives with wonderful children’s books.

News! January 2018

My new picture book, C Jumped Over Three Pots and a Pan – and landed SMACK in the Garbage Can!  will be out in 2019.

This is a unique alphabet book in that it brings the power of language and story-telling to life in a rollicking action-filled plot in which the letters are smart, resourceful individuals who team up to form a word that saves the day.  I’m very excited!

My essay, “Smoke Signals” in the February 2018 Writer’s Digest is on newsstands now.

I am also working to finish on my book about living in Florence, Italy, with my family. Read a chapter from the Italy book below:





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