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"I love writing for children. Creating words that will get children to read is my greatest joy."

Background Information

I Graduated with BA in Theatre Arts from the University of California, Irvine in 1991. I published my first short story in 1994 in Catalyst Magazine. Since then I've published many stories and articles in magazines and anthologies like Children's Digest, My Friend, Ladybug, Cat Fancy, Redbook, and the bestselling books Chicken Soup for the Mother's Soul and Chicken Soup for the Kids' Soul 2. I am a member of Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators and The Author's Guild.


2005 PSLA Top 40 Non-Fiction Book (Brahms biography)
2005 PSLA Top 40 Non-Fiction Book Series (Classical Composers series)
2005 New York Library Best Books for the Teen (Classical composers series)
2003 4th place Best Science Article, Children's Writer
2001-2007 Top 100 Children's Books (The Picture Wagon) California Readers Association
2000, Honorable Mention, best manuscript Internation Writing Competition hosted by for The Picture Wagon.
1999, Honorable Mention, best children's fiction, Writer's Digest for "Pop's Music" short story.
1999, 6th Place, best children's sports story, Children's Writer for "Just Like Soccer" article.
1998, Certificate of Merit, Writer's Digest Self-Published book awards for "Saving Christmas Spirit" children's novel.
1997, Honorable Mention, Literary Masters Award from Center Press for "Couching" adult photo anthology.

Additional Information

I would be happy to do school presentations for my composer biographies. I also teach dance and drama for children. For the past year I've been ghost-writing a series of romance novellas. It looks like I may be signing a contract for my Young Adult fantasy novel Cry of the Sea. More info to come...

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Morgan Reynolds Publishers
This publisher creates wonderful, thorough library-bound biography books. I have 6 books(5 of which were co-written with Daniel Felsenfeld) at this site. Read their reviews and see the awards at this web site.

Denlinger's book mall
This page features my books The Picture Wagon, Special and For a Speck of Gold. It includes some review clips, a summary of the books, a bio, and how to order. Sadly, these

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