Welcome!

Are you looking for engaging animal books for young and/or reluctant readers?

Would you like an author to speak at your school?

If so, then you have come to the right place!

I'm a National Geographic author and certified teacher living in snowy northern New York. It's a great combination. I get to do my own writing for publication and then teach other people--both kids and adults--how to do it, too.

Beside books, I also write stories and articles for NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC KIDS, HIGHLIGHTS FOR CHILDREN, BOY'S LIFE, AMERICAN GIRL, and other wonderful children's magazines. Much of my work for adults includes penning my own bylined stories and ghostwriting other people's stories for GUIDEPOSTS, which has been voted America's favorite inspirational magazine. My writing has been translated into 22 languages, including Japanese, Turkish, and Spanish and is often reprinted in educational material. And I LOVE doing school visits.

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