About Me



   I have been a professional author/illustrator for many years and have written and/or illustrated over 40 books. I graduated from Parsons School of Design in New York with a BFA in illustration. I also earned my Montessori certificate in early education from the Bank Street College and was a preschool teacher for several years in NYC. That experience gave me a good foundation in how to teach art as well as a unique understanding of how to make picture books and "early readers" that are both fun and educational for children.
 
    I live in New York's Mid-Hudson Valley with my husband, dog and cats. I have a grown daughter who now lives in NYC.


     Books & Awards




Winner of the Michigan Great Lakes Great Books Award

Winner of the Delaware Diamonds Award

Booklist "Top 10 Mysteries for Youth"
A Miami Herald Best Book of the Year





 NJLA Garden State Book Award nominee

Parents Magazine Feature Spread 
The National Parenting Center's Seal of Approval
New York Times Book Review



A Bank Street Best Book of the Year

A Junior Library Guild Selection 



Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Award
A Bank Street Best Book of the Year


Parents Magazine "Parents Pick"

NJLA Garden State Book Award nominee

IRA/CBC "Children's Choice"











           
                

                      Reading Rainbow Reader anthology

                            IRA/CBC "Children's Choice"






NCSS – CBC Notable Children's Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies -  
The Ghosts of Hungryhouse Lane
Kirkus pointer reviews - various books
Booklist starred reviews - various books
School Library Journal starred reviews - various books

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