April 2023

Banana Pie!

Check out this adorable banana-themed pie from Stephanie Hockersmith of Pie Lady Books! If you haven’t checked out all of her pies yet, they are a must-see. What’s better than a combo of books, art, and dessert?! I’m feeling inspired to try making a banana cream pie or some banana bread or something now! See… Read more »

It’s a Book Birthday!

🍌B IS FOR BANANAS is out today! I feel so lucky to have gotten to make this book with our amazing Team Banana. Thanks to Estrela Lourenço for her amazing illustrations and friendship! Thanks to Cheryl Eissing for her wonderful editorial eye, and for reigning me in when I try to put leeches into too many… Read more »

B IS FOR BANANAS is an Amazon Best Books Pick of April 2023

B Is for Bananas, illustrated by Estrela Lourenço, and coming out April 11th, 2023, has been selected as an Amazon Editor’s Pick for the Best Books of April for Ages 3-5, along with one of my picture book author idols. Can you guess who?!

Oregon Book Awards Ceremony

Last night I attended the Oregon Book Awards Ceremony, as a finalist for the Eloise Jarvis McGraw Award for Children’s Literature. What a night! So much fun to celebrate friends old and new. Huge congratulations to my critique partner Dane Liu for her win for FRIENDS ARE FRIENDS FOREVER! It was an honor to be… Read more »