A Year of Reflection (and a look at 2023)

As I wrap up the old year in holiday paper and finish it off with a bow, I want to take the time to thank you, my faithful readers, for all the book love and support. I appreciate every like, share, PM, email, fan letter, recommendation, purchase, read and review of my books. It means the world to me! Your support allows me to do what I love—create books for kids.

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The Thank You Book: Downloadable Thank You Cards

Thanking is easy. Thanking is fun. Here’s a new way to thank someone! Download this darling thank you card on heavy card stock for the kids to write and send a special thank you to someone for something they are grateful for.

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Celebrate Picture Books Review: THE THANK YOU BOOK

Did you know there is a national holiday called Buy a Book Day? Yep, and what better way to celebrate the day than with this beautiful review of my latest release, THE THANK YOU BOOK? I am deeply grateful to the team at Simon and Schuster and amazing illustrator Juliana Perdomo for their vision and for bringing my words to life! Check out the review here, which includes a downloadable thank you card and a fun thankfulness Jar activity that the whole family can enjoy.

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My Book Recommendation List: The Best Books that Prove DNA Sucks at Keeping Secrets

Having gone through a rollercoaster DNA discovery experience and writing YA Novel in verse, The Complete Book of Aspen, I am happy to have contributed to Shepherd with my book review list, The Best Books That Prove DNA Sucks at Keeping Secrets. Click on my shelf to browse the fabulous books on DNA I recommend (and why).

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Peek-A-Boo Haiku: Cover Reveal!

I have been writing since I was a child, and I’m a poetry blogger at PoetryPop.com, so getting an offer on a poetry book for littles is a dream come true—my two passions combined!

I am thrilled to share the cover for the first time today! Many thanks to my agent Tracy Marchini at Bookends Junior Literary Agency, who found Peek-a-Boo Haiku the perfect home with Simon & Schuster (Little Simon), and to amazing illustrator, Tegan White, who brought my words to life.

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Q & A with Deborah Kalb Books: The Complete Book of Aspen

Recently, my Young Adult novel-in-verse was featured on Deborah Kalb’s blog. Four years ago through DNA testing, I learned a life-altering family secret…the father who raised me was not my biological father. The Complete Book of Aspen is based on my true DNA experience. The story is Aspen’s, but we share the gamut of emotions. Head over to Deborah’s blog to learn about why I wrote this book and how it came to be by clicking on the link above or the book cover below.

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Cover Reveal: YA Novel-In-Verse

When Aspen’s best friend gives her a DNA test kit, a half teaspoon of spit is all it takes to discover her entire life has been a lie.

I am proud to share the cover of my debut young adult novel releasing May 30, 2022! This is the book of my heart. This is the book based on my true story. This book helped me through a very real, very difficult time in my life. Four years ago, I took a DNA test and discovered the man who raised me and whom I loved dearly was not my biological father.

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Cover Reveal! The Thank You Book

If you are like me, just looking at this cover with art by Juliana Perdomo will make you happy! I’m pleased to be able to share it with you finally! Take a look below at the summary and get a sneak peek of the interior. In stores on September 6, 2022, just in time for Thanksgiving.

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