Contests and Giveaways


Welcome, friends! My latest picture book, BUSY BUILDERS, BUSY WEEK! is out in the world. YIPPEE! In it, you’ll meet a colorful cast of animal characters building something wonderful and whimsical for their community! Each day of the week contains a different construction activity as the digging, dumping and ‘dozing build up to one stupendous… Read more »

TIME OUT FOR MONSTERS! CBA Celebration: Giveaways, Critique Contest, Teacher Freebies and More!

WHEEE! I’m so thrilled and honored that TIME OUT FOR MONSTERS is the 2013 winner of the Colorado Book Award for Children’s Literature. Let’s celebrate! Time Out for Picture Books Critique Contest – Picture Book Writers, do you have a manuscript that needs a fresh read? Here’s a chance to win a free critique, coming… Read more »

Light Up the Library 1 Year Later … Win A LIGHT UP THE NIGHT Classroom Pack!

During November-December 2011, a group of awesome book-loving, generous folks came together in the Light Up the Library Auction. Using the proceeds from the auction, thousands of books were shipped via container through the Books for Africa organization to Uganda. And one of the beneficiaries was a new library at Musana Children’s Home – a… Read more »