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I love writing for children, and enjoy sharing my passion for books with others.
 Come on in, look around, and stay a while.   

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         In college, while studying to be a
         preschool teacher, I took a course
         in children’s literature. I remember 
         the day I fell in love with children’s
         books. I knew at that moment  that
         some day I would write picture books. 
         While working to become a published
         writer, I discovered a passion for
         nonfiction as well. Now I write both.  

         I often visit schools to share
         my love of books and writing with
         children. I also enjoy speaking to
         adults at conferences and workshops.
         Find out more about me, my books
         and my author visits.

         When I'm not writing or visiting
         schools, I may be getting together 
         with my long time writing group and
         dear friends, The Write Sisters.
         Otherwise, you will find me working
         in my garden or feeding the birds in
         my yard. Oh, did I mention I also
         collect old picture books? Come on
         in and peek at a few of the books in
         my collection. I'm trying to add to it
         regularly, so check often. 















And just for fun . . .
A Walk Down
 Memory Lane

Featuring selected books
from my collection

         You are likely familiar with: 

Curious George by H. A. Rey
was published in 1941 by
 Houghton Mifflin

George is the beloved monkey 
 featured in this and the other
Curious George stories. The
   original seven stories by 
husband and wife team 
H. A and Margret Rey 
also include:

       Curious George Takes a  Job 
       (1947), Curious George Rides a 
       Bike (1952), Curious George 
       Gets a Medal (1957), Curious
       George Flies a Kite (1958), 
       Curious George Learns the 
       Alphabet (1963) and Curious 
       George Goes to the Hospital 

But are you familiar with: 

Cecily G. and the 9 Monkeys
by H. A. Rey

c. 1942
Houghton Mifflin Company

When first  published in France 
    in 1939, the story was called 
Raffi and the 9 Monkeys. One 
  of the monkeys was named Fifi. When republished in the US in
1942, Raffi's name was changed
to Cecily. Fifi was renamed 
George. So Raffi and the 9 
Monkeys was the first story in
which Curious George appeared. 
In 1939, a star was born!

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