Sharing My Stories…

…is always a treat, especially since writing is a solitary pursuit. As a children’s book author, I get to read to adorable audiences. One cutie at the Lexington Farmers Market last week was tickled that he shared the name of one of my characters, Gabie, a duck celebrating his birthday in Don’t Call Me Sidney.

Tomatoes & Stories: Delicious Combo!

If you’re free Tuesday, 9/2 at 5 PM in Lexington, MA, stop by to listen to me read a couple of my books at the Lexington Farmers Market, corner of Woburn St & Mass Ave. It’s the annual Tomato Fest, featuring a special Children’s Story Time with local authors–from 4-6 PM. Should be delicious fun!

Triumphant Moment!

It happened this summer at a Lowell Spinners Minor League Baseball Game. My husband, Al, and I were already having a great time. We were with good friends, it was a beautiful warm summer evening, plus it was Dog Night, which meant between-innings performances by a Frisbee-catching dog, a Dog and Owner Closest Resemblance Contest, and more! Despite… Read more »

Me and My Dad

Of all the author events I’ve done, one of my faves was the joint appearance I did with my dad, a retired ad man who’s now 99 years old and still coming up with quick, witty observations on life and writing rhymed toasts at family gatherings. Here’s the flyer we made for our hit talk:

I love Summer!

I love summer for many reasons, including our bunny visitors. This year we have a big bunny and a baby bunny who spend hours chomping grass and weeds in our back yard. They’re remarkably unafraid of us, allowing us to get very close. We find them totally endearing except when they nibble our flowers.

Creative Teachers

Teachers never fail to surprise me with new ways to support literacy. A couple of days ago, I gave an author talk to a group of adorable students at St. Peter School in Cambridge, MA (see above photo). When I realized that the audience consisted of children as young as pre-K, I wondered if they’d… Read more »

Happy Day

Congratulations to my son, Charlie, for earning his Master’s in Public Administration from Suffolk University. And…for becoming a member of the Pi Alpha Alpha (no, not a typo–there are 2 Alphas) Honor Society due to his stellar academic record. A beautiful day on Boston Harbor!          

Wonderful Writing Program in Charlton!

Last week I was lucky to witness an unusual and terrific writing program. At the Heritage School (grades 2-4) in Charlton, MA, children and their parents wrote picture books in pairs in a series of workshops, with attention to the six traits of writing. At the final session the participants displayed their books, which were… Read more »

Indies First Story Time Day!

  I’m looking forward to Saturday, May 17th, when I’ll be participating in Indies First Storytime Day from 10-11:30 AM at Bestsellers Cafe in Medford, MA. Similar events will be held at the same time in independent bookstores across the country in conjunction with Children’s Book Week. Author/illustrator Shennen Bersani and I will read our stories and… Read more »