Piece by Piece
“Once upon a time a weaver tucked a memory into her collection basket.”

Drawing inspiration from the natural world around her, a weaver woman with a magical touch crafts exquisite fabrics. And from the fabric she fashions a wondrous dress, with a bodice that sparkles of starlight and lace like the foam of an ocean wave. The weaver envisions the food and clothing she will be able to buy for her children from the sale of the dress. But when she takes the dress to a local shopkeeper, the weaver is told her work is not saleable. And so she starts over again. [Sleeping Bear Press, July 2017]

schnitzel: a cautionary tale for lazy louts
Schnitzel is an apprentice to a wizard. Reluctant to do his household chores, he accepts help from a door-to-door vacuum cleaner salesman. But, this is no ordinary dust buster. And, did mention the salesman is a vampire? What could go wrong?

This book is perfect for the classroom and school library as it combines a 'just so' type story with biological facts. It fits well in both legend and animal science studies. Sleeping Bear Press, April 2015.

In this clever twist on 'The Night Before Christmas', a Gingerbread Boy is carefully decorated and placed on a plate for Santa and wonders if he is brave enough to face his holiday duty. Sleeping Bear Press, 2014

moo la la!
Silly Cow demands many things, and Pete (the very patient farmer) indulges her every whim. Does she really want shoes because Horse has shoes? And what about that wool coat of Sheep's? Now she's heard the turkey gets some sort of dressing! Cow will learn the hard way that maybe she shouldn't whine for things she knows nothing about. Simon & Schuster UK, 2016


bedtime in the meadow
A gentle bedtime lullaby.

by the light of the moon
fawn wants to stay up, but as night falls, he finds that his friends are already fast asleep.

On a star-sprinkled night, Owlet watches the animals settle down. "Who tucks Fawn in? Who cuddles Cub?" asks wide-awake Owlet. But as night turns to dawn, it's Owlet who needs a goodnight hug. Tiger Tales US/Little Tiger UK, 2015

lullaby farm
A sweet good night story as farm animals get ready for bed and one little pup lags behind. Spot the pup in each picture beautifully illustrated by Rebecca Harry.

Selected Works

Harkening back to the magic and lessons learned from classic fairy tales, this imaginative tale reminds readers of all ages of the importance of pursuing one’s dreams and following one’s heart.
A rollicking rhyming retell of The Sorcerer's Apprentice.
A Native American legend is combined with facts about the beaver as a keystone species.
A fun-filled Christmas story
Cow is a bit of an 'Amelia Bedelia' as she misunderstands and demands things the other animals have.
Woodland animal families go to sleep in this lyrical story beautifully illustrated by Laura Watkins.
It's bedtime in the forest, and Fawn wants to stay up. But as night falls, Fawn finds that his friends are already fast asleep.
An owlet asks his mama a lot of questions when it is time for bed.