Monday, April 22, 2019


My friend, Andy Musser, animated this beautiful trailer for BRAVE MOLLY! Thank you, Andy!

BRAVE MOLLY will be released on April 30th (next Tuesday!) from Chronicle Books. You can pre-order by visiting your local, independent bookseller or by clicking here.

"Readers struggling with their own shyness will find inspiration in this plucky heroine... Brave indeed".  -Kirkus

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Look what came in the mail!!

My very first copies of my very first book as author/illustrator! I was afraid to open the package so I moved it around the house for a few days. The kitchen counter, my bedroom floor, my studio. But I finally summoned a bit of bravery and opened the package and cried a little and cheered a little. Phew! So many feelings about one little book.

BRAVE MOLLY will be released from Chronicle Books on April 30th. I hope it will give you feelings, too.

You can find a copy at your local independent bookstore here.

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Brave Molly

BRAVE MOLLY, my first book as author/illustrator, comes out April 30th from Chronicle Books. (squeeeee!)

If you're at CCIRA this week stop by the SCBWI table Friday morning to say hello! I'll have BRAVE MOLLY postcards, stickers and activities and I'd love to say hi in person!

Also, things have been pretty sleepy here on the blog but if you'd like to see a bit of what I've been up to, please swing on over to Instagram.

Tuesday, April 3, 2018


Happy release day to BARK PARK! Thank you to Trudy Krisher for writing such a joyful story and to the wonderful folks at Beach Lane Books for giving me the opportunity to illustrate Trudy's words. And thank you to Kirkus for the lovely review. You can read the full review here.

"There’s a place for everyone at this dog park, with an inclusive, cheerful atmosphere and a subtle message that everyone can play together and get along. (Picture book. 2-7)"

(You can read the full review here.)

Thursday, March 1, 2018

100,000,000 books!

On February 27th, COAT OF MANY COLORS, written by Dolly Parton and illustrated by me, was presented to the Library of Congress as the 100,000,000th book gifted by Dolly Parton's
Imagination Library. That's A LOT of books to A LOT of kids!

I had the good fortune of attending the celebration and bumbled my way through a moment on stage with Dolly and Librarian of Congress, Dr. Carla Hayden.

Thank you to Dolly Parton, the amazing people of the Imagination Library (especially David Dotson), and to everyone at Penguin Random House. It was an unforgettable day!