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



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 published, 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. 










Look What's New:

Notable Women Series
Silver Medal Winner

Best Book Series-Nonfiction

Series includes:

And congratulations to:  

Zoot Suit Riots:
Clothes, Culture and Murder
by Barbara J. Turner


2015 Gold Medal Winner
Nonfiction-Chapter Book

Barbara is long time friend and member
of my writing group, The Write Sisters
Congrats, and well deserved, Barb!

For further information on the
Notable Women's Series
or Zoot Suit Riots, go to:
Apprentice Shop Books

And just for fun . . .

Did I mention I also collect old picture books? It's fun to see how illustrations have changed over the decades. Watch here for a few featured selections, or come on in and browse the many pages of my collection, which includes picture books, easy readers and Little Golden Books. I try to add to it regularly, so check back often. Enjoy!

A Walk Down Memory Lane
Featuring selected books from my collection

by Margret Rey
With Pictures  by H. A. Rey
c. 1944
Harper & Row, Pub.

   H. A. and Margret Rey were best known
   for their Curious George stories. However,
   they wrote a number of other books together.
   H. A. also illustrated titles by other authors.
   Do you remember any of their other books?
   Here are two from my collection.


Katy No-Pockets
Story by Emmy Payne
Pictures by H. A. Rey
c. 1944
Houghton Mifflin

   Previously I featured the book A Little Child,
illustrated by Elizabeth Orton Jones. I recently
Small Rain by the same illustrator. 
   Enjoy a peek at this Caldecott Honor Book. 

Small Rain
Chosen by Jessie Orton Jones
Illustrated by Elizabeth Orton Jones
c. 1943
Viking Press

Memory Lane Archive 
Books previously featured in
A Walk Down Memory Lane



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