PSST! I LOVE YOU is Published

PSST! I Love You came out in January and I’m super happy with it. The illustrations are ADORABLE!!

It’s so wonderful, in fact, that Target has ordered 6,000 copies for Valentine’s Day. I already loved Target. Now I love it even more. 😉

AND, even more wonderful news – my publisher (Sterling) is going to do a board book edition this fall.

Doing the happy dance…


IMG_1231Hmmm – seems it’s been about a year since I last posted. I’ve been busy, but not THAT busy! Here are some pretty pics from Colorado and British Columbia taken since then.




IMG_1443Anyway, I have good news. I’ve sold two manuscripts to Sterling Publishing in the past 12 months. The first, PSST! I LOVE YOU, is coming out in 2017. I’m hoping the second, which shall remain a secret, will be out in 2018.





sunrise goose hunt



Welcome to my website and thanks so much for visiting! I’m not sure who will ever stop by – but I’ve had a lot of fun building and maintaining this site, so stay awhile and learn all about me, my family and my books.

To begin with, I was born in Canada, but I live in the States with my American husband, Jay. Our three dual-citizen kids, Steven (27), Casey (25) and Rachel (22) are mostly out of the house. Mostly…opie

Jay and ALL three kids are allergic to dogs and cats so, over the years, we’ve shared our house with a box turtle (Sherman), a banana king snake (Slick), a hamster (Mikey), two fish (Fart and Dazzle), two ducks (Daisy and Bug) and two salamanders (Sally and Toothless aka Sir Phillip). slick

We were also the adopted family of two wild mallards, Sam and Sarah, who came to visit every spring and about whom I’ve written a series of poems (just waiting for a publisher to publish them). Anyway, we seem to have a thing about ducks, as you can probably tell from the titles of a couple of my books!

Today our house if mostly empty of kids and we have a variety of goldfish and Koi, outdoors in a pond in the summer and downstairs in a tank in the winter.

You can find out more about me than you could POSSIBLY care to know on my BIO page.

For a list of my books (published and upcoming) go to the BOOKS page.

For you teachers and writers, go to the ON WRITING page for details on my writing process. If you’re interested in writing for children yourselves, I’ve got links to some great sites here, too.

Finally, I have a blog – though it’s not about writing. It’s about saving money, my other big obsession! Go to HOW I SAVED MONEY TODAY to check it out.

Agents – I’m currently unagented and interested in finding that perfect person to represent me. 😉