TOO EARLY Named an 2024 Oregon Book Award Finalist!

Books tend to be BIG NEWS for a short amount of time and then dwindle into OLD NEWS pretty darn quick, so I haven’t had a lot of updates in a while. But TOO EARLY was published in November ’22, so it just missed the deadline for being considered for the 2023 Oregon Book Awards…. Read more »

Another book! Coming in 2025:)

Another book with amazing illustrator Elly McKay and editor extraordinaire Emma Ledbetter at Abrams!

The Margaret Wise Brown Prize

So overjoyed that TOO EARLY has been chosen as the Margaret Wise Brown Prize Honor Book. This is an award given specifically for a picture book text, which makes it particularly special to me. There aren’t many (or any?) other awards given for a picture book text. The Caldecott, the best known award for picture… Read more »

Portland Book Festival

The Portland Book Festival was wonderful and I got to meet some heroes:) 

Powells City of Books Reading

Catching up with posts, so a bit out of order, but had a wonderful reading and signing at Powells City of Books, always a special place to spend a day.

The New York Times Book Review!!

A relative sent me a screen shot of an image from the New York Times that included Too Early as a prop (one of a stack of books on a desk). I was tickled pink! So imagine my excitement when the next day Too Early was more than just a prop, it was actually reviewed… Read more »

SUNRISE JARS! (A craft for Too Early)

The amazing illustrator for Too Early, Elly MacKay, came up with the idea of making “Sunrise Jars” as a craft to go along with the book! You can make these jars super simple, simple enough for very young kids, or quite detailed, if parents want to try their hand at some complicated scissor work! I… Read more »

Events for TOO EARLY

Too Early releases on November 8th and I’m participating in/planning a number of events to celebrate! November 5th: I’ll be reading and speaking on a panel at the amazing Portland Book Festival! My reading is at 9:50AM (clearly intended for the early risers:)) in the Fields Ballroom (Portland Art Museum, Mark Building, First Floor) and is geared… Read more »