I have been writing picture books and easy-to-read chapter books for more than twenty-five years.
My newest book is Before We Eat: from farm to table (Second Edition 2018), with gorgeous illustrations by Caldecott Medalist Mary Azarian.
I am a former elementary school teacher, school librarian and reference librarian in a public library. I now write full-time and do author visits to schools.
For the last few years, I have also been writing poetry for adults. I am available for poetry readings for interested groups and organizations.
My husband and I have four grown sons. We live in Phillipsburg, NJ. Our last name has a short "i" sound and rhymes with "listen".
Common Critters - published by Tilbury House Publishers