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Thank you for visiting my website. 

As an author, playwright, school and library visitor, and workshop leader, I keep busy.  I hope to share a bit of what I’ve been up to on these pages.

High on my list at the moment is the December 13, 2016, release of my latest picture book, CHICKEN STORY TIME, illustrated by Mark Fearing, and its recent nomination for the Kansas Reading Association’s 2018 Bill Martin Jr. Picture Book Award.  I had the great pleasure of meeting Mark (http://markfearing.com) for the first time when we presented a picture book workshop for the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators and visited Green Bean Books, West Linn Library, and area schools together, all in Portland, OR, in February.

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I write books, mainly for young readers, and plays, mainly for young audiences. Preschool through high school.  I also write for adults and travel to schools, conferences, workshops, and theaters all over the country to share ideas and experiences, teach creative writing and marketing techniques, and develop new scripts.  Here in Lancaster, PA, I delight in working with the public schools and libraries, Millersville University, New Choices/New Beginnings Career Development, the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, and other organizations and colleagues to coordinate programs that encourage literacy and creativity. I consider myself very lucky to be able to do the work I love and meet so many bright, caring, talented folks along the way.

Please visit the pages listed in the sidebar to find out more about my books, plays, events, and presentations. Note that the drop-down menus under “Books I’ve Written” and “Published Plays” lead to only a small sample of my published work.  For the full list, hit the main “Books I’ve Written” or “Published Plays” button.

This website is and always will be a work in progress.  Comments, questions, and suggestions are appreciated.

Thanks for stopping by!

P.S.  The “hoppy” photo was taken during a visit with the K-3 students of Bainbridge Elementary School, Elizabethtown, PA, by PTO president Kelly Batche.

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