Introducing…My New Agent and Literary Agency

I can’t tell you how happy I am to share this news. I’ve had conversations with Jennifer and she is warm, insightful, professional and kind. So excited to continue my writing journey and to grow my career with the guidance and support of Jennifer and the Andrea Brown Literary Agency.

Celebrating Earth Day 2023 at LBJ Presidential Library

This was an Earth Day like no other! What fun sharing IF I WERE A PARK RANGER at the LBJ Presidential Library’s Saturday event in Austin. And I met some Austin City Park Rangers, too! So grateful for the invite.

TLA 2023: Sharing Books About Amazing Dogs, Surprising STEM

What a treat to be a part of the 2023 Texas Library Association Conference in Austin in April. First stop, I participated in the “What’s New with Texas MG, YA and Chapter Book Authors” panel. Had the chance to talk about some of the amazing dogs I met while researching the A DOG’S DAY series. Had more fun at two book signings – at the SCBWI Texas booth and the Albert Whitman & Company booth (librarians picked up some free doggy trading cards). Then wrapped up with the “Howdy Partner, Texas Author and Illustrator Meet and Greet.”

So fun to meet with fellow authors, fellow SCBWI members and the friendly and welcoming Albert Whitman team.

 And several gracious librarians posed with me!

Here are some more photos from that day:

Earth Day 2023 at LBJ Presidential Library


So excited…I’ll be a part of this lively EARTH DAY celebration at the the LBJ Presidential Library in Austin this Saturday, with kids’ activities and story time read-alouds of IF I WERE A PARK RANGER at 10:30, 11:20 & 1:30!

LBJ Presidential Library Homeschool Day

Had such a great time as guest author at this lively event at the LBJ Presidential Library in Austin! Activities, crafts and a story time with yours truly, reading IF I WERE A PARK RANGER. Met several awesome Austin Park Rangers who introduced kids to some fun facts and projects.

Next up: I’m returning to the LBJ Presidential Library on Saturday, April 22 for Earth Day with more story times and crafts/activities for families. Hope to see you there!

Note: President Johnson played an important role  in the National Park System. You can find out more at:




So happy to announce releasing next month, the latest in the SCIENCE MAKES IT WORK series: THE SOUND OF A GUITAR!

Kind words from Kirkus for this new STEM picture book about an aspiring guitar hero’s curiosity about sound and music – and her bond with the cousin who inspires her:

“Sweet notes aplenty in an episode featuring a young DIYer with both music and science in her life” – Kirkus Reviews

Release Date: May 11, 2023 

See You at TLA 2023!

The Texas Library Association’s annual conference is in Austin this year, and I’ll be there! Stop by any of these TLA events…

A VOTE IS A POWERFUL THING Selected for the Houston Bar Association’s Constitution Day Reading Event

Although a late post, I had to share this honor: The Houston Bar Association selected A VOTE IS A POWERFUL THING for their 2022 Constitution Day Reading Event 2022 observations. Members of the Houston Bar Association visited 100 area schools to read the book and then donated it to the school library. Loved seeing their social media posts of groups of kids gathered to hear the book all across Harris County, Texas. See more photos at:

New A DOG’S DAY Author Program Debuts at Troy Elementary

🐕Couldn’t believe this amazing welcome at Troy Elementary in Troy, TX last week – a balloon arch, hand-lettered sign, yummy treats & a hallway of A DOG’s DAY art. This marked my first, in-person Author Visit since the pandemic, and it was so great to be meeting readers again. Many thanks to librarian Adria Moore.
Awesome kids & questions & stories of much-loved dogs!

IF I WERE A PARK RANGER now back in stock

So happy to announce that, following overwhelming demand and supply chain issues, IF I WERE A PARK RANGER is BACK IN STOCK after several months and is now available at:

A love letter to our national parks and to the people who work to maintain and protect them…


“A great way to introduce children to a not-often-depicted career path and maybe to spark some interest in our country’s national treasures as well.”―Kirkus Reviews

“Delightful….engaging and filled with fun facts….a recommended pick for children who love nature and the outdoors.”―School Library Journal