Lillian's Right to Vote

Celebrating the Right to Vote

When I think of non-fiction books with a distinctive voice, I…
I'm My Own Dog

Dog Adopts Man (and Other Role Reversals)

Manuscript feeling a bit stale? Need a fresh take on the ordinary?…

SCBWI Carolinas Conference September 2015

The SCBWI Carolinas chapter has another fabulous conference coming…
Llama Llama Red Pajama

Learning from Llamas

Not sure how I missed Anna Dewdney's bestselling Llama Llama…

Zachariah OHora Interview and Book Giveaway

I've been a fan of Zach OHora's books ever since spotting one…
Wild About Us!

Queen of the Rollicking Read-Alouds

Karen Beaumont, one of my favorite picture book authors, has…
France 2014

Twenty Year Anniversary and Book Giveaway

Twenty years ago this month I quit my job at UCLA to write children's…

Few Words, Plenty of Action

Author Margie Palatini is known for her lively, clever, and pun-filled…

Poetry for Picture Book Writers

Reading poetry—in particular, reading poetry aloud—can be…
You Byun

You Byun and Little Baby Buttercup

To celebrate the publication of Little Baby Buttercup (Nancy…