The Writing Process

Story Universe Writing Prompt for Young Writers

Recently in an interview about BUSY BUILDERS, BUSY WEEK! on the Mom Read It Blog I was asked  – MRI: You’ve also written a book called ALL THROUGH MY TOWN that features animals as the main characters. Do you think these two books could take place in the same storytelling universe? Could the kids from… Read more »

BUSY BUILDERS, BUSY WEEK! Blog Tour Schedule

I’m thrilled to be featured on so many fabulous teacher, librarian and mommy blogs over the next two weeks. I hope you can stop by to say “hi” and to read reviews, news and interviews. Mon, Aug 22 Cracking the Cover https://www.crackingthecover.com/ Tues, Aug 23 Literary Hoots http://www.literaryhoots.com/ Wed, Aug 24 NC Teacher Stuff http://ncteacherstuff.blogspot.com/… Read more »

Busy Builders, Busy Week! Book Bash Day 2

Welcome, friends, to Day 2 of my BUSY BUILDERS, BUSY WEEK! Book Bash. In my latest book, each day of the week features a colorful cast of animal characters and a different construction activity as the digging, dumping and ‘dozing lead up to one stupendous surprise! So, it seemed only fitting that for a days-of-the-week… Read more »

Appearances 2016

1/22/16             John F. Kennedy Elementary, South Plainfield, NJ, Skype School Visit 1/28/16             Palencia Elementary School, St. Augustine, FL, Skype School Visit 1/29/16             Abilene Elementary, Valley Center, KS, Skype School Visit 2/3-6/16            Colorado… Read more »

Laurie Ann Thompson: Why dogs – and simple stories – are the best!

When I first heard about Laurie Ann Thompson’s latest picture book My Dog is the Best, I thought, “Brilliant! Simply brilliant!” – emphasis on the word “simply.” And the reviewers agree. “This simple, quiet story conveys the enduring bond between child and dog, with the added appeal of a joke that younger children just beginning… Read more »