Monday, November 2, 2015

Featured Author at NJASL- Fall Conference 2015

Calling all librarians! I'll be heading over to the NJ Association of School Librarians Conference Nov. 15-17...I'll be with set up in Authors Alley with my main character and sassy sidekick, Pheobe McKeeby.  Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Featured Author & Illustrator in May issue of NJASL Publication

A former school librarian, it gives me great pleasure to be a featured author and illustrator in this month's issue of NJASL BOOKMARK publication.  I invite you to read the story and encourage your next school/business professional day to include A.C.E. CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT as well as Leadership HELPS presentations.  Find out why!

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Pheobe McKeeby knows how to turn a rainy day into creative fun! Get out your crayons, grab your lil' one, click and get started!
Pheobe's adorable rain gear!

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Assembly Idea!

Teachers, Librarians and Friends,
Are you looking for an assembly idea for your school or classroom?...I would love to come out and meet your students this year. Visiting with teachers and friends I know makes my presentation that much more special. I look forward to hearing from you. Email me today! 

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Authors Alley ~ NJSAL Conference 2014

Great seeing you in Authors Alley at the 2014 NJASL Fall Conference.
Clifford giving my book, "Pheobe McKeeby in I Promise I'll Take Care of the Dog" a big thumbs 
 — at Ocean Place Resort & Spa.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Monday, December 16, 2013

Kick Up Your Heels!

Proud to be asked to donate my heels in the "Kick Up Your Heels" themed auction at the Lancaster Opera House. The auction will commence in January 2014. Over the past 5 years they have raised over $50,000 which has supported our Arts in Education outreach initiative.  The program introduces the performing arts to students. The money raised from this event will help support summer workshops for 70 children ages 6-16. Visit to learn more or participate in the auction!

Thursday, November 7, 2013

New Jersey Teacher's Convention 2013

Presenting 3-4:30pm
Look forward to seeing our NJ teachers!

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Appearance: Girl Scouts 100th Anniversary Event

June 23rd-Liberty State Park, Jersey City.  Click  for more information!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012


Take 5!

Compassion means being kind and thoughtful toward others.
Let me ask you, dear Book Babe, when was the last time you stopped to smell the roses?  
Ahh yes, easy to say, not always easy to do. It’s hard with our busy schedules to stop and take a moment. Now add compassion to the agenda. And you’re thinking…Now add compassion to the agenda?  We actually have to stop our thoughts, actions and texting for someone else’s needs? Lending an open ear to one who needs to vent or helping someone elderly for the fifteenth time to logon to the computer isn’t always a scheduled task. But it may be that exact kind gesture that will bring you back home. Back to a place where you can again appreciating the simple things that make us tick, that make us human and feel.  Make an effort to slow down every now and again. Believe it or not it’s not always about you.  This time, it may be about the one you give the roses to. But when you’re about to send them off to cheer someone else up, take that one moment, dear Book Babe, to smell the roses yourself.  Compassion is truly felt by others when they see you feel it within yourself.
 Get Going, Book Babe! 
Be a role model, set good examples and Take A.C.T.I.O.N!