BOOKS (for signed copies, see below...!)

I have been fortunate to have had several children's poems published in a
number of books, as well as two picture books. My newest,
Don't Ask a
Dinosaur
(Pow! Kids Books), co-authored with Deborah Bruss, will arrive in
stores April 17, 2018:



















My first picture book,
Flashlight Night (Boyds Mills Press, 2017), received
an incredible amount of national praise from Publisher's Weekly, Booklist,
The Horn Book, SLJ, Shelf-Awareness, and a starred review from Kirkus, It
was also selected by the New York Public Library as one of the Best Picture
Books for Kids of 2017:
















I'm very proud to have a poem included in
School People (Wordsong, 2018),
the latest Lee Bennett Hopkins poetry anthology! Consisting of 15 poems, this
book celebrates the grown-ups that children encounter throughout the
course of their school day:  the bus driver, teacher. custodian, nurse, etc.

















You can also find some of my poetry in the following books:















The National Geographic Book of Nature                   Lullaby and Kisses Sweet (Abrams,
Poetry (National Geographic Children's                     2015); poem "First Tooth"
Books, Oct. 2015); poem “Rainbow                            (Read a review
HERE!)
Eucalyptus Trees”





















Poems are Teachers: How Studying Poetry                  One Minute till Bedtime (Little, Brown Books
Strengthens Writing in All Genres (Heinemann,           for Young Readers, 2016); poem "A Visit
Oct., 2017); poem "Soccer Sides"                                 to the Forest"





















Catch Your Breath: Writing Poignant Poetry              
Dear Tomato (Carol-Ann Hoyte, 2015);
by Laura Purdie Salas (Capstone, 2015);                  Growing Greens," "Pumpkin," "Fair                              
poems "Abandonment," "Voice"                                 is Fair (a Lesson in Free Trade)"     
















The Best of Today's Little Ditty, 2014-2015                The Best of Today's Little Ditty, 2016
(Michelle H. Barnes, 2016); poems "The Snow           (Michelle H. Barnes, 2016); poems "Little
Clouds Know," "...I write her name in my                     Bitty Ditty," "Little(r) Things"
notebook," "On Hailstones, Fibonacci                        
Numbers, and Equational Poetry"





















The Poetry Friday Anthology for Celebrations        
(Pomelo Books, 2015); poem "Picky Eater"
(Read a review HERE!)          
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    ADULT POETRY:

Over the years, my adult-oriented
poetry has found is way into
various journals and anthologies,
as well, including the following...

- Trigger Warning: Poetry Saved My
Life (Swimming with Elephants
Publications, LLC, 2014); “Coming to
Terms”
- Halcyon Magazine (Summer 2014);
“Oceanside”
- The 5-2: Crime Poetry Weekly; (June
2013) “Flight,” (May 2014) “To the
Accused”
- NH Writers Project's Poetry in
Windows event, Wall in the Woods"
(2012)
- Seasons of Change (Tall Grass
Writers Guild, 2011); “In the Glen”
- The Licking River Review (2011);
“Purgatory”
- Assisi: Journal of Arts & Letters
(2010); “Francis and the Saint”
- Visions (Metamorphosis Publishing,
1989); “Bantam, CT ( July 1989)”
- The Henniker Review (1984); “The
Situation”

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place an order and receive a
PERSONALIZED SIGNED COPY
from Yours Truly!