Selected Works

A Rather Adult Young Adult Novel, 2014
A Young Adult novel, 2012
Adults and Young Adults
A 2010 Green Earth Book Awards Honor Book
Younger Readers
A new twist to a very old story. Beautifully illustrated by Heather Solomon.
A tall tale from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Winner of the 2002 Charlotte Zolotow Award for best writing in a picture book. Available in hardcover and paperback.
Works in Progress
A middle grade novel
A collection of essays about Fairy Tales

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Christmas Gifts

December 6, 2011

Tags: Christmas, picture books

Joyeux Noel!
Tomorrow is the first of several video conference presentations of my Christmas book, A Clever Beatrice Christmas. I have been doing this in December for the past five years and every year the opportunity becomes more precious and meaningful. I share my life as a writer with listening children and also share the French (more…)

Thanksgiving With Me

November 22, 2011

Tags: picture books, writing process, Michigan

Ah, Thanksgiving. Time of gratitude and feasting. "Again we will call them in from the sea, again they'll have Thanksgiving with Me!" My 2011 Thanksgiving will be quiet and restful with my beloved husband as we head up north, just the two of us, to the Traverse area. We've done this before when our children (more…)