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 upcoming release on December 13, 2016, of my latest picture book, CHICKEN STORY TIME, illustrated by Mark Fearing.  For those of you in the Lancaster, PA, area, I’ll be reading and signing copies for the very first time at Barnes and Noble in the Red Rose Commons, Fruitville Pike, on Thursday, December 15, 2016, from 5 – 7:30 p.m.  This is in conjunction with Buchanan Elementary School’s Book Fair, so come on out and support one of our city schools while meeting some friendly chickens!



I look forward to meeting Mark (http://markfearing.com) for the first time when we present a picture book workshop for the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators on February 25, 2017, and visit Green Bean Books on February 26, West Linn Library on February 27, and area schools on February 28, all in Portland, OR.

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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