The Way I Say It (Charlesbridge, 2022)
Twelve-year-old Rory Mitchell is bullied because he has trouble with R’s and struggles with his own name. When a former friend sustains a brain injury and joins Rory in speech therapy, the two bond over heavy metal music and Muhammad Ali, and inspire each other to achieve what once seemed impossible.
The Ghost of Spruce Point (Aladdin, 2022)
Set in a coastal Maine town, this middle-grade novel follows a group of friends as they work to unravel a witch’s curse while contending with an even more terrifying prospect: growing up and growing apart.
Selections in the following fun compilations:
TOASTS (Viva Editions, 2014, edited by June Cotner and Nancy Tupper Ling)
FAMILY CELEBRATIONS (Andrews McMeel, 2018, edited by June Cotner and Nancy Tupper Ling)
For the Educational Market:
FINDERS KEEPERS (Heinemann/HMH)
I’m honored to have received the following awards for my writing:
Ruth Landers Glass Scholarship from NESCBWI (middle grade novel, SAY MY NAME) (Now titled: THE WAY I SAY IT
Tassy Walden New Voices in Children’s Literature
Winner (picture book text, THE WORST WITCH)
Finalist (middle grade novel, THE GHOST OF SPRUCE POINT)