Ever since I first put pencil to paper in the third grade, I wanted to write books for children. Little did I know it would effectively take thirty years, hard work--and 156 rejection letters!--to realize a dream.
Along the road to publication, I've been privileged to meet and to learn from other authors and editors, and to call many of them friends. Each one--together with the readers who write to me about my books--has touched my life with magic. It is a joy to be able to pass it on!
Who do I write for? The girl in me, who is still alive and well, thank you. And I write, too, for the boy in each of my three sons--now grown and living away from home-- and for their three sons as well. Their pranks and confidences have given me a rare window into boys' hearts and minds; for that I am grateful.
It's a special kind of magic, creating something from nothing. Through the pages of my books, I hope you will find that you, too, possess that kind of magic.
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Announcing Honors and Appearances for ZAYDE COMES TO LIVE in 2013!
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Updated: December, 2018
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