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With gourd artists, Diane and Brad Harris, reading "Over in the Grasslands."

Mrs. Purdham's Pumpkin Project

A "Story Walk" in the woods!

"Over in the Forest" was the story!

Dioramas students created of some of my books.

2012 FAME Conference

Palmetto Elementary

On the Morning Show with Tech Crew at Windy Hill Elementary School.

Clay Springs Elementary presented me with their own adaptation!

"April is for Authors"

Autographing at the Palm Beach Zoo

FRA Conference in Orlando

Illustrator, Jill Dubin at BEA 2011

UCF Book Festival-- Authors Berkes, Caffery, Escue and Annino

Booksigning at the Palm Beach Zoo

NSTA Conf. in San Francisco

At the Book Loft on Amelia Island

With fellow panelist, author/illustrator, Frank Remkiewicz at USF,Sarasota

Autographing at Barnes & Noble

"Young Authors" Celebration

New & Noteworthy News!


February 1, 2016

Five years ago, Nadine Lipman, retired head of children's services at Waterford Public Library in Connecticut, came up with the idea of celebrating a special day every February called "Take Your Child to the Library Day." With the help of Caitlin Augusta, from the Stratford Public Library and the support of many others, this initiative encourages families everywhere to take their children to their local library. It was launched on Feburary 4, 2012. Over 120 libraries participated, with more than 15,000 attendees-- a tremendous success for a grassroots initiative in its first year.

Currently, more than 723 libraries both nationally and internationally plan special events and programs on the first Saturday in February.

Public libraries are stocked with so many books waiting to be discovered. If you haven't gotten there yet, make it a point to explore all the wonderful things your library has to offer. Get your children their own library cards if they don't already have one, so they can check out a whole stack of different books. Hopefully one of them will be mine.

I'm hoping my new spring release, "Over on the Farm" will soon be on the shelves! In the meantime, you can find most of my other books in the picture book section under "B." However, some have been categorized non-fiction, since I combine fact and fiction. For example, Seashells by the Seashore can be found in the 594 section, Going Around the Sun, Some Planetary Fun in 523 and What's in the Garden in 635. Of course, if you can't find what you're looking for "ask a librarian!"

For more information about this very important event go to:



P.S. Click on the cover of "Over on the Farm" to link directly to Amazon.com