What a wonderful Sunday surprise! A GRAND DAY is in The New York Times!!! And the review calls it “a rollicking celebration of familial love, in all its intergenerational, interracial and differently abled forms.” So grateful for illustrator extraordinaire, Samantha Cotterill (Friends, her art will make you want to jump right into the pages!), agent… Read more »
A GRAND Dedication
I dedicated A GRAND DAY to my grandmother who lived with us while I was growing up – Nonna Fortuna. Her name was perfect because I felt so very fortunate to have her in my life. She was a gardener and a gatekeeper. She read to me even though she barely spoke English. She knit… Read more »
A GRAND DAY Case Cover Reveal!
Picture book creation is always full of surprises. And with A GRAND DAY, illustrator extraordinaire Samantha Cotterill and the rockstar team at Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books surprised me with this amazing case cover showcasing the scale and perspective of those beautiful 3-D scenes. I’m blown away! To find out more about A GRAND DAY… Read more »
A GRAND DAY is on sale today!
I’m thrilled to introduce you to my latest picture book! A million kisses! Hugs! Hooray! Our grand day begins this way! Any day spent together is sure to be grand! This rhyming, warmhearted picture book captures the unique bond between grandparents and grandchildren in every kind of family! From Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books Illustrated… Read more »
A Sneak Peek at A GRAND DAY!
My upcoming picture book, A GRAND DAY (from Samantha Cotterill, Paula Wiseman Books/Simon & Schuster and me!) celebrating the special bond between grandchildren and grandparents in every kind of family, comes out on July 5th. I can’t wait. And while I’ve not yet received my author copies, I have had some lovely sneak peeks at… Read more »
A Beautiful Kirkus Review for A GRAND DAY!
Friends, please bear with me and my braggy posts for just a little longer because I still have two more picture books coming out this year! And A GRAND DAY, which comes out on 7/5 from SimonKIDS, Samantha Cotterill and me, just got this beautiful review!! Yay!!! Kirkus Reviews – thank you so VERY much!… Read more »
Three New Picture Books in 2022!
Happy New Year, friends! While this first week of 2022 has already seen its fair share of bad news, I wanted to share some good news that puts a smile on my face and that I hope will do the same for you. I have three new picture books coming out in 2022! The first… Read more »
It’s a grand day for GRAND DAY!
You all know how obsessed I am with my grandkids! That’s why my latest book deal is a dream come true! As a matter of fact, when I first began to brainstorm the story, my third grandchild had just been born and I had recently learned that my fourth was on the way. I’ve drawn… Read more »