Favorite Books

Picture Books

  • Wolf Camp
  • Hotel Bruce
  • The Paperbag Princess
  • Alan's Big Scary Teeth

Middle Grade

  • Schooled
  • Wonder
  • Better Nate than Ever
  • Counting By Sevens

Young Adult

  • Will Grayson, Will Grayson
  • Hunger Games & Harry Potter series
  • Everything, Everything
  • How to Build a Girl

Books. Butter. Bacon.

I love books, butter and bacon. Mostly books!


My favorite stories growing up were rhyming books with silly sketches. (Thanks Dr. Seuss!)  Then I liked mysteries and thrillers my parents didn’t always know I was reading. (Maybe The Bourne Identity, sometimes James Bond and always Stephen King!)  Next came the classics: A Tale of Two Cities (liked it), Huck Finn (loved it) and Emma (actually, just watched the movie,
​Clueless-my bad). When my daughter was born, I read hundreds of books about devious ducks, practical princesses and bunches of beasts that couldn't fall asleep.   I joined SCBWI and started writing...first personal essays, then picture books and finally middle grade novels.
Now, I read lots of different books:

  • Picture books with cows that type and dogs that fart.
  • Adventures about wizards, sports heroes and spies.
  • Novels with heart like The Book Thief, Wonder or The Sky is Everywhere.
  • Memoirs about writers, chefs and artists.
  • And of cookbooks, with lots of bacon or butter!

So, head to a bookstore, the library or your school resource room and read a book.  With a side of bacon. Not too crispy!

Children's writer