Welcome to my website. 
I love writing for children, and enjoy sharing my passion for 
books with others. Come on in, look around, and stay a while.   



In college, while studying to be a
preschool teacher, I took a course
in children’s literature. I remember
the day I fell in love with children’s
books. I knew at that moment that
some day I would write picture books. While working to become published, I discovered a passion for nonfiction as well. Now I write both.  

I often visit schools to share my love of books and writing with children. I also enjoy speaking to adults at conferences and workshops. Find out more about me, my books,  and my author visits.

When I'm not writing or visiting schools, I may be getting together with my long time writing group and dear friends, The Write Sisters. Otherwise, you will find me working in my garden or feeding the birds in my yard. 










Look What's New:

Notable Women Series
Silver Medal Winner

Best Book Series-Nonfiction

Series includes:

And congratulations to:  

Zoot Suit Riots:
Clothes, Culture and Murder
by Barbara J. Turner

2015 Gold Medal Winner
Nonfiction-Chapter Book

Barbara is long time friend and member
of my writing group, The Write Sisters. 
Congrats, and well deserved, Barb!

For further information on the
Notable Women's Series
or Zoot Suit Riots, go to:
Apprentice Shop Books


And just for fun . . .

Did I mention I also collect old picture books? It's fun to see how illustrations have changed over the decades. Watch here for a few featured selections, or come on in and browse the many pages of my collection, which includes picture books, easy readers and Little Golden Books and more. I try to add 
to it regularly, so check back often. Enjoy!

A Walk Down Memory Lane
Featuring selected books from my collection

  by Don Freeman

Don Freeman is probably best known for his book Corduroy, the delightful story of a department store teddy bear who longed to be loved. However, Freeman wrote and illustrated many other books besides Corduroy, as well as co-authored some with his wife Lydia. He also illustrated a number of books by other authors. Here are some of his other titles from my collection.  How many do you remember?

 Written and illustrated by Freeman:  


Beady Bear

 Mop Top

The Night the 
Lights Went Out

Norman the Dorman
c. 1959

 Space Witch


A Rainbow of My Own

Tilly Witch

Inspector Peckit

Flash the Dash

The Paper Party

A Pocket for Corduroy

Gregory's Shadow 

Illustrated by Freeman:     

Mikes House 
by Julia Sauer  

    Joey's Cat
 by Robert Burch

Monster  Night at Grandma's House
by Richard Peck

Dinosaur My Darling
by Edith Thatcher Hurd

Memory Lane Archive 
Books previously featured in
A Walk Down Memory Lane




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New Hampshire Writers' Project
 Children's Literacy Foundation   
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 Site updated December 26, 2022

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