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
(Pow! Kids Books), co-authored with Deborah Bruss, is now in stores!

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
Eucalyptus Trees”

he Poetry of US (National Geographic  Children's     One Minute till Bedtime (Little, Brown Books
Books, Sept. 2018); poem "Stratosphere Casino,        for Young Readers, 2016); poem "A Visit
otel, and Tower"                                                       to the Forest"

Poems are Teachers: How Studying Poetry                Catch Your Breath: Writing Poignant Poetry              
Strengthens Writing in All Genres (Heinemann,          by Laura Purdie Salas (Capstone, 2015);
Oct., 2017); poem "Soccer Sides"                               poems "Abandonment," "Voice"                                 

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               Dear Tomato (Carol-Ann Hoyte, 2015);
(Pomelo Books, 2015); poem "Picky Eater"                   Growing Greens," "Pumpkin," "Fair is Fair
(Read a review
HERE!)                                                  (a Lesson in Free Trade)"     
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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
- Halcyon Magazine (Summer 2014);
- The 5-2: Crime Poetry Weekly; (June
2013) “Flight,” (May 2014) “To the
- NH Writers Project's Poetry in
Windows event, Wall in the Woods"
- Seasons of Change (Tall Grass
Writers Guild, 2011); “In the Glen”
- The Licking River Review (2011);
- Assisi: Journal of Arts & Letters
(2010); “Francis and the Saint”
- Visions (Metamorphosis Publishing,
1989); “Bantam, CT ( July 1989)”
- The Henniker Review (1984); “The

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