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Illustration by Alina Chau

Welcome to my site.  I am thrilled that you have stopped by for a visit! I’m a children’s author, poet, wife, mother, librarian and wannabe knitter, not necessarily in that order. I have great fun teaching poetry to all ages. In 2002 I founded the Fine Line Poets, and I have served as a judge for numerous writing contests, including The Sandy, the Mass Book Awards and the Massachusetts State Poetry Society.

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  • Talent Search

    We all have a variety of skills and talents. Perhaps we have worked hard to develop these abilities over time or perhaps we were lucky enough to be born with a gift or two. For example when I’m asked to write an article for the weekly library column, I feel equipped to do so. I’m ...

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  • It Takes a Stretch

    You must have a favorite author. Someone you turn to when the rest of the world seems in chaos. Someone who is as comfortable to be with as your warm fuzzy slippers and a chair beside the fireplace. Perhaps it is Jamie Ford or Susan Meissner (two of my favorites) whose lyrical stories carry you ...

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  • Fall Schedule

    Upcoming signings: September 18th, Book Birthday, Putnam Books for Young Readers, The Yin-Yang Sisters and Frightful the Dragon September 22nd, 10:30 am, The Boston Athenaeum September 28th, 6-8 pm, nErDy Author Night, Freeport, ME September 29th, 1:30 pm, Children’s Book Reading Feat, Gordon College Bookstore, Wenham, MA October 13th, 11 am, Book Launch Party, The Blue Bunny Bookstore, Dedham, MA October ...

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  • It Doesn’t Hurt to Ask

    Funny thing! My Dad told me this a lot growing up: “Go ahead! It never hurts to ask!” As a shy child, I wasn’t so sure. Secretly I hoped things would work out on their own so I wouldn’t need to say a word. Requesting information, like “how much does that movie cost” or “where do ...

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  • ‘Tis the Season

    What a busy spring with school visits galore! And yet there’s nothing like a spontaneous hug from a student, the creation of classroom poems, and the signing of a book to a new reader. After all, isn’t that what writing for kids is all about? Here’s a few photos of my most recent visits to local schools ...

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