Award-Winning Picture Book Author

Award-Winning Picture Book AuthorAward-Winning Picture Book Author



I'm the author of eight picture books including Beep! Beep! Go to Sleep!, a 2016 ALA Notable Book. My most recent book, Naughty Ninja Takes a Bath, spent several days as the #1 children's book on Amazon. I have been fortunate to work with esteemed illustrators including Marc Brown (creator of Arthur books and TV series), Guy Parker-Rees (Giraffes Can't Dance), and Caldecott Honoree John Rocco (Blackout). My books have been featured in the New York Times; included on Best Books of the Year lists by Huffington Post, Chicago Public Library, and Bank Street College; and translated into Chinese, German, Italian, and Danish.

I have a new book coming out in June 2020, called Library Books are not for Eating. I also have several Dr. Seuss-branded books coming out in 2021--so stay tuned!

Things I love:

  • Dogs (even when they pee on the floor)
  • Babies (even when they cry on airplanes)
  • Toddlers (especially when they misbehave)
  • Waterparks
  • Milkshakes
  • Summertime
  • Writing books
  • Colorado (where I grew up)
  • New York City (where I live)
  • My family (most of all)


Signed copies of my books can be purchased at Books of Wonder in NYC.


I am represented by Rachel Orr at Prospect Agency.