Thank you for visiting my website.

I am an Author and Illustrator of over 60 books for children.

Through the above links you will find out about Me

and my Books, view my Portfolio and learn about my School Visits.

(And don’t forget to download some Activities Sheets.)

I am also a Playwright. With the help of a very talented

team, I have brought my Princess Kim” books to the

stage as a Children’s Musical. See Below or visit: PLAY BLOG

Two books now available as dual-text Bilingual books



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Author-Illustrator of Children’s Books

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After winning First Place at the Ronald M. Ruble National New Play Festival, Princess K.I.M. The Musical has had performances in  Ohio, New Hampshire, New Jersey and California. I am very proud to announce that my play is now available for license Nationally through STAGE RIGHTS!

Put on MY PLAY!

For more information, visit;

Princess K.I.M. The Musical is based on my

Princess Kim Books, published by Albert Whitman:

Available in Bookstores/ Online and through Scholastic Bookclubs.

(Published by Scholastic)

Coming Fall 2016:

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 I’m Janine, the star of the new book,
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SELECTED-                              ILA Teacher’s Choices           2016 Reading List!

Publishers Weekly  “ may encourage children who don’t fit in (and wouldn’t have it any other way).”


“This pleasing story might well inspire some homemade Christmas gifts or even an outdoor Christmas morning breakfast” --Kirkus

Recent Books:

A detail from my illustration to be included in the "Cats In Hats" Exhibit this Fall in Springfield, MA to honor Dr. Seuss and celebrate the soon to be opened THE AMAZING WORLD OF DR. SEUSS Museum. I'm so honored to have been asked to be part of this exhibit along with very talented Illustrators.  Hope to see you there!