Works in Progress

Picture Books:                               Middle Grade:

Boxy Bob                                            Quilt Rider-historical fiction

Misfit Mosquito                               An untitled  narrative nonfiction

Not a Book Girl                            The Rule of Three- realistic fiction



Busy, Busy, Busy…..

-Working hard on a nonfiction narrative book with joint author, Teresa Kemp, to be named later.

-Revising picture book & middle grade manuscripts…always.

-Will be at the Oklahoma Authors Fair in Guthrie, OK for Camp Not Allowed on Sept 14.

–Author Presentation at Lavender Bleu Literacy Market from 11:00-12:00 on Sept. 28






Basics for children’s authors

Taken from SCBWI publishing standards:

  • Board Books (1 or under manuscript pages) for 3 year olds and under
  • Picture Books (2 to 3 manuscript pages) for ages 3 to 8
  • Easy-to-Read (10-20 manuscript pages) for ages 5 to 8
  • Chapter Books (40-60 manuscript pages) for ages 7-9
  • Middle Grade (100-250 manuscript pages) for ages 8-12
  • Young Adult (200-350 manuscript  pages) for ages 12 and up
  • Nonfiction (manuscript pages varies by age group)
  • Poetry for younger readers (15 to 40 manuscript pages) with only one poem per page
  • Poetry for older readers (50 to 150 manuscript pages) with one poem per page.

—-typical genres, manuscript reference


Good News!


My first every published book was released Feb. 15th, 2018! It is a 48 page Chapter Book called Camp Not Allowed for 2nd and 3rd graders. It is a light-hearted, summer fun story about gender equality with a Native American theme. It is available on Amazon. Teachers and Media Specialists get 25% off the retail if they buy directly from the publisher at