Gator Day Book Launch

On Sunday, March 10, Illustrator David Opie and I launched our book at Boyd Hill Nature Preserve in St. Petersburg, Florida, hosted by Tombolo Books. We had a lot of fun presenting our book, There Was an Old Gator Who Swallowed a Moth, reading, drawing, signing books, Q&A, and raffling off prizes. Thank you also to … More Gator Day Book Launch

Blog Tour Stop #6

I’m excited to join author Lindsay Ward  on her Critter Lit blog today, for an interview and a giveaway. Find out what I can’t live without when I’m writing, which authors and illustrators inspire me, and what my dream project is. Click here to visit the Critter Lit blog interview  

Blog Tour Stop #4 – Literally Lynne Marie

I’m thrilled to join author Lynne Marie’s My Word Playground for “The Story Behind the Story” of There Was an Old Gator Who Swallowed a Moth.  I’m actually sharing a substory behind the story: cumulative rhyme. Join me as I dissect other cumulative rhyme picture books, such as those by Penny Parker Klostermann, Jennifer Ward, and … More Blog Tour Stop #4 – Literally Lynne Marie

Interview on PatZI Gil’s “Joy on Paper” Radio Program

A big thank you to PatZI Gil for interviewing me on her nationally syndicated radio program, “Joy on Paper.” We talked picture books, rhyme, poetry, and all things writing. It was great to get to know PatZI. She is a true lover of books, words, and language. She called my book a “laugh out loud, … More Interview on PatZI Gil’s “Joy on Paper” Radio Program

First Book Signing

Gator is out in the world! I signed my first books at #Localtopia in St. Petersburg at the Tombolo Books booth.  It’s very gratifying to see Gator making a splash in the world. I met lots of wonderful people, got to learn about interesting local businesses and even got my first school visit gig (with … More First Book Signing

Book Birthday!

I’m celebrating the release of my picture book There Was an Old Gator Who Swallowed a Moth with an interview, and giveaway at Jama’s Alphabet Soup, where we talk path-to-publication, cumulative rhyme, and, most importantly, alligator pie.  Thank you for having me, Jama, thank you for the wonderful review, and thank you for the Nutter … More Book Birthday!

Here is an Old Gator

The arrival of my stuffed Gator character reminds me that my book is releasing soon! In just three days, on February 1st, my book THERE WAS AN OLD GATOR WHO SWALLOWED A MOTH arrives in stores. I look forward to my book launch where Gator will grace my promo table. Many thanks to Donna, the … More Here is an Old Gator