A Bit About Me
As a kid, my mom and I would watch classic movies on TV. The images I saw inspired me to create intricate scenes in my mind until my story was finished. I remember being seven or eight and not getting enough sleep.
Over the years, I wrote romantic comedies.
Then, one day I woke up with a vision of a boy waking up in front of his house, only a head on a mysterious metallic base. I thought… who would like a crazy story about a boy who had his body stolen? So, I ignored it for a few months. But it kept haunting me, so I had to write it. And when I did, kids disappeared for hours reading it all the way through. And the kids I met at school readings were so full of wonder, acceptance and excitement.
I was hooked on writing for kids.
Get Me Out Of This Book: Rules and Tools for Being Brave
When Max the bookmark went into a scary book, he couldn't LOOK and he SHOOK and he SCREAMED, "GET ME OUT OF THIS BOOK!"
Then he learned to (1) breathe deeply, (2) make a plan, and (3) think positive thoughts--techniques used by the Navy SEALs. Max put his new tools into practice and now he's brave enough to face a snake, yucky bugs, and even a seven-headed monster!
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