My award-winning children's picture book, Plant Secrets, illustrated by Phyllis Limbacher Tildes, was published by Charlesbridge in 2009.
Plant Secrets was named
- 2009 Children's Agriculture Book of the Year by the Nebraska Farm Bureau Federation;
- a Best Book of the Year by the Bank Street College of Education.
Reviews of Plant Secrets
"This very simple introduction to botany combines brief, succinct text with attractive, detailed gouache illustrations. ... delicious ... an excellent effort."
"A wonderfully insightful look into the life cycle of plants . . . an ideal read for younger children."
--FIRRKIDS blog review
My Other Writing
I'm a member of the Society of Childrens Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI). My fiction and nonfiction for children have appeared in such magazines as Highlights, Calliope, Cobblestone, New Moon, and American Careers.
My plant and gardening articles for adults have appeared in several of the Hobby Farm magazines, Perennials, the Encyclopedia of Gardening and the Encyclopedia of Cultivated Plants.