About Me

I’m the author of the picture books Bottle Tops: The Art of El Anatsui, illustrated by Elizabeth Zunon (Lee & Low Books, 2022) and I Love You for Miles and Miles, illustrated by Mike Yamada (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2017). I have two more picture books forthcoming.

Before becoming a children’s writer, I worked for economic justice organizations and co-wrote the resource guide, Creating Change Through Family Philanthropy: The Next Generation (Soft Skull Press, 2007). My articles about giving, activism, and economic justice have been published in magazines and journals.

I vividly remember my introduction to the editing process in the fourth grade and I still find cutting and pasting to be thrilling. These days I love researching everything from marine life to contemporary art for my books. I’ve also blogged about activism in children’s literature at The Bull Horn (formerly called M is for Movement). I’m a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, Grub Street, The Writing Barn, and The Writers’ Loft.

In addition to writing, I offer critique services for picture book creators.

I’m also a co-founder of Candleschtick.

Signed copies of my books are available from Porter Square Books.

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