A #BookBirthday gets delayed…one final time!

I Am Today (POW! Kids Books) is available for pre-orders everywhere books are sold – but if you order from my local indie bookstore, I can personally-sign it and have them in the mail within 12-24 hours!

Yes, it’s true. After five delays and six different publishing dates, my newest picture book, I Am Today (POW! Kids Books) is scheduled to be published Feb. 22, 2022 – for real!!

Due to this shipping/supply chain crisis we’re dealing with, the books have been sitting in port for MONTHS, waiting for a truck to haul them to the Simon & Schuster warehouse. Finally, they got picked up – YAY! – but then they remained stuck in a shipping container, and there was nothing my publisher could do about it.

Well, my editor has just told me that they are now offically at the warehouse – and unless an asteroid hits, the books will be for sale exactly two weeks from now on Feb. 22.

Let’s hope and pray the asteroid belt remains intact until then, shall we?

Learn more about the book, my process, and the importance of a good illustrator at the “I Am Today” Blog Tour:

ALSO: many, many thanks again to KidLit TV for hosting the official cover reveal of my next picture book, A Beginner’s Guide to Being Human” (Beaming Books, 2022), which arrives everywhere this October!


By the way, Read Across America Day is coming up on March 2, 2022 and I am once again offering free, 20-minute visits with schools and libraries all across the country! If you’d be interested in having me join your class to read one of my books and share a few details about “the story behind the story,” please send me an email and let me know!

I’ll be scheduling visits on the hour and half-hour all day long, and slots usually get filled up fairly quickly, so don’t wait! You can see my complete list of books below, if you’re wondering what you might like me to read – or I can pick one. It’s up to you!

I know of one book in particular I’m VERY eager to share with the world. 😉

Very excited to be part of my new 2022 picture book marketing team!



I’m now a part of the BOOKROO family!

Create an account to add books to wishlists and be notified of special deals and dates…create custom collections…and discover and follow your favorite authors & illustrators!

Find out more about BOOKROO here!


I continue adding to my “Wit & Wordplay” videos ! These videos were created for parents and educators (along with their kids) to learn how to write poetry, appreciate it, and have fun with it. From alliteration and iambs to free verse and spine poetry, I’m pretty sure there’s something in these videos you’ll find surprising! You can view them all on my YouTube channel, and if you have young kids looking for something to keep busy with, I also have several downloadable activity sheets at my website.


Ordering personalized signed copies online? Oh, yes, you can!

You can purchase personally-signed copies of Flashlight Night, (Astra Young Readers, 2017), Don’t Ask a Dinosaur (Pow! Kids Books, 2018)and nearly EVERY book or anthology I’ve been part of!

Click any of the covers below to order!

Arriving Feb. 8, 2022! Pre-order now!

Just click the cover of whichever book you want and send a comment to the good folks at MainStreet BookEnds in Warner, NH requesting my signature and to whom I should make it out. (alternatively, you can log onto my website and do the same thing) They’ll contact me, I’ll stop by and sign it, and then they’ll ship it! (Plus, you’ll be supporting your local bookseller – and won’t that make you feel good?)


Thank you to everyone for your support!




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