We’ve Got the Whole World in Our Hands

We’ve Got the Whole World in Our Hands

It’s always a celebration at our house when a new book is born. We’ve Got the Whole Word in our Hands is officially here and I wanted to take a moment to share the process of bringing this book to life with an amazing team at Scholastic that supported me...
Process Interview at Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast

Process Interview at Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast

Thanks to children’s picture book blogger Julie Danielson at Seven Impossible Things before Breakfast for giving me the opportunity to share my process in creating the book The Day You Begin written by Jacqueline Woodson. Jules is a blogger, reviewer at Kirkus...
Puerto Rico, one year later.

Puerto Rico, one year later.

Today, I’ve been thinking about Puerto Rico. It’s the anniversary of Hurricane Maria that caused more than 3,000 deaths leaving people without electricity for months. The island is still working to rebuild after damage that is estimated at $90 billion, but...
The Day You Begin Book Trailer

The Day You Begin Book Trailer

  Just in time for the first week of back to school. Sharing this new book trailer for our book, The Day You Begin released today and written by National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, Jacqueline Woodson. It is inspired by a poem in her New York Times...
The Day You Begin, Begins.

The Day You Begin, Begins.

This morning over pancakes I tried to calm my son’s butterflies and gather school supplies as a new school year begins. The end of a long summer and that approaching first day catches you by surprise. This coming week, I’m trying to stay busy as it is also...