Author-Illustrator of Children’s Books

NEW! Hello Pumpkin

Available on Scholastic Bookclub this Fall!

Welcome to My Website

 I’m Janine. I want to come to YOUR school.
Visit my  website and find out more about me.

Click the “Visits”
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"With a heartening lesson about friendship, competition, and what constitutes winning, this encouraging picture book nicely demonstrates the value of confidence and generosity." -Booklist


  ILA Teacher’s Choices

2016 Reading List!

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

Holiday Books:

Illustration from GROWING SEASON - Publishing April 2, 2019- Sterling Books

COMING Spring 2019!

Sterling Books NYC

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!

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Attention Portland, Maine Teachers!

My NEW Hometown Classroom Visit SPECIAL:

I’m new to Portland and I’d love to get to know you. From March 20- June 1, 2019

I am offering to visit your classroom to inspire writing, reading and creating.

150.00 for a 50 min session. (only 5 visits available)

Please go to the VISITS link for more info.

“Maryann's visit was inspirational! Students loved learning about how she uses real world events in her life to create beautiful stories.”---Julia Brandon 3-4  Rowe Elem. Portland