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My Mom’s a Mortician (2004) Winner of the AML 2004 Middle Grade Fiction award
Funeral Home Evenings (2005) Winner of the AML 2005 Young Adult Fiction award
Early Morning Cemetery (2006)
The Final Farewell (2007)
I have other works in the pipeline, including picture books, so please check back often! I also enjoy doing school visits by webinar or in person as well as presenting at writers conferences. For rates and other information, please contact me using the form at the bottom of the page.
I’m a member of the Authors Guild and the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. SCBWI is a professional association for authors, illustrators, and other children’s content professionals. If you’re interested in writing or illustrating for children, your SCBWI region is the first place to go for advice, support, networking and educational opportunities. Through SCBWI, I’ve made friends all over the world, increased my skills, and learned from many amazing authors and illustrators.
My writer’s journey has taken many interesting paths. I was a commentator for National Public Radio affiliate WKMS in the late 1990s and early 2000s which led to published articles in The Writer, Writer’s Digest, and the 2001 Writers Handbook. In 2014 I returned to WKMS to begin another gig as commentator. I was a newspaper columnist for three years and I earned several awards from the Kentucky Press Association for my work as a newspaper reporter, including three consecutive first-place awards for spot news reporting. (2007, 2008, 2009)
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