Welcome! Are you:

• Looking to motivate reluctant readers?

• Trying to develop budding young writers?

• Seeking an inspiring speaker for Author Day?

As a certified teacher, known as "The Teacher Between the Pages," I understand the challenge. And as the author of seven NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CHILDREN'S BOOKS, I can help. Schedule me for a school or library visit, and I will introduce your students to the excitement of nonfiction and the wonder of amazing tales that really happened. In the process, they'll learn the value of curiosity, asking questions, digging for answers, and striving for accuracy.

My books focus on a topic youngsters love—animals, both wild and domesticated. And my presentations not only get kids thinking. They also get them doing. Besides offering a short slide show, most programs include hands-on activities like role-playing, skits, and dressing up—complete with props. One even has teams of students competing in a "Family Feud" style quiz. All activities connect to the Common Core. And I’ve presented to every grade from pre-K to Adult Education, in groups large and small. So please, get in touch, because I’d love to speak to YOUR group next.


My Books