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Monday, June 11, 2018

My editor at Henry Holt really liked HOW TO CATCH A CROCODILE and is seriously considering it! In the meantime, I am sending her I SWALLOWED A WORM. Keeping my fingers crossed!

Monday, April 23, 2018

Just completed a picture book entitled I SWALLOWED A WORM, about a young bird who swallows his first worm and then imagines all of the terrible things which might befall him as a result. A wily wolf has a few suggestions but the bird ends up having the last word!

Monday, April 2, 2018

I am still searching for a literary agent! Sent FAMILY IN A JAR to Erica Rand Silverman at the Stimola Literary Studio and am waiting to hear back. Fingers crossed!

Monday, March 26, 2018

Just sent HOW TO CATCH A CROCODILE to my editor at Henry Holt. Wish me luck!

Monday, February 19, 2018

I recently sent FAMILY IN A JAR to Liza Fleissig at the Liza Royce literary agency in New York. She is interested in taking a look at it!

Monday, February 5, 2018

Just got back from the Huntington Beach Author Festival, where I spoke to over 700 children at Oak View Elementary School. It was a wonderful visit!

Monday, January 8, 2018

Have just completed another picture book manuscript entitled HOW TO CATCH A CROCODILE. As a young girl reads to her dog about crocodiles, the two of them embark on an imaginary journey to catch one of these giant reptiles. Her stuffed animals begin to grow, and the room gradually transforms into a scene from the Australian outback. The girl, however, is so busy making rules for their expedition and spouting facts and figures from her book, that she doesn't notice the dog is actually experiencing very real crocodile encounters. And in the end, it is the dog who realizes that it would be wrong to take a mother crocodile from her babies.