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Reading at the ALA Poetry Blast with fellow poets, Mike Artell, Kristine O’Connell George, Mordicai Gerstein, Nikki Grimes, Alan Katz, Joyce Sidman, Marilyn Singer, Lee Wardlaw, Janet Wong, and Tracie Vaughn Zimmer was, well, a blast! ...

The mission of The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, a non-profit organization in Amherst, MA, is to inspire a love of art and reading through picture books.  It’s an exciting place!

  A Passel of Poets: Children’s Poetry in the Modern Age Elizabeth Bird, NYPL Senior Children’s Librarian and SLJ blogger extraordinaire invited me along with fellow poets Bobbi Katz, Marilyn Singer, and Charles R. Smith for a ...

Keynote Speaker at the Animal Defense League of Texas Annual Fundraiser.  It was an honor to talk about my dog books while helping to raise money for this worthy cause.

It’s always great fun being the guest writer at Pat Cummings‘ Children’s Book Illustration class as she gives her students an in depth, insider’s view of the writing and publishing process.  Pat inspires!