January 4,20152015 started off with a bang when the New York Public Library's Betsy Bird named Roller Derby Rivals to her esteemed list of 100 Magnificent Children's Books of 2014 on New Year's Day. Congratulations are in order for the team behind the book, especially its phenomenal illustrator, Matt Collins. RDR also
September 11,2014Holiday House school library consultant Sandy Schuckett has put together a terrific Educator's Guide for Roller Derby Rivals. You’ll find Common Core State Standards correlations, author and illustrator bios, discussion questions, writing prompts, and more. Click here to download the guide right now!
March 13,2014I’m excited to announce that I have two new books coming out later this year. Roller Derby Rivals, a picture book illustrated by Matt Collins, will be in stores this July. Published by Holiday House, it’s the true story of the rivalry between female skaters Gerry Murray and Midge “Toughie” Brasuhn
January 9,2014We’re less than a month away from that global festival of thrills, chills, and spills on ice and snow known as the Winter Olympics. Want to amaze your friends, children, or students with your encyclopedic knowledge of the Winter Games? Here’s your chance. I’m giving away two copies of my
December 2,2013Anyone who's visited this Website lately might wonder why I haven't updated it in a few months. The reason is that I've been working hard on a number of exciting projects. I've got two picture books in the works, as well as one middle grade/YA biography. As soon as they