The Way I Say It (Charlesbridge, 2022)

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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.


Check out Rory’s Playlist here! 


The Ghost of Spruce Point (Aladdin, Summer 2022)TGOSP_EmailSignaturePic

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.

Previous Publications

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: 



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)