Friends- I am beyond thrilled to announce that I have signed with literary agent Jessica Sinsheimer of the Sarah Jane Freymann Literary Agency in New York. Being a #kidlit writer has been a dream of mine for a long time, and that dream came true for me when Bucket Filling Fairy was released in December of 2015. Being represented by a literary agent, especially one with Ms. Sinsheimer’s reputation, someone who values the creative partnership and truly cares about her clients… well, that’s an even bigger dream. I believe Jessica and I will make a great team, and I can’t wait to see what the future holds.
I’m writing a new picture book with a co-writer that we’ll be submitting to editors soon. My co-writer Scott Turner Schofield is fantastic! I met Scott when he came to St. Lawrence University (where I taught for 11 years) as a guest artist. I was instantly impressed by Scott’s talent and passion. In learning more about him, I came to admire his creativity, tenacity, openness, compassion, and commitment to gender and diversity education and advocacy. We stayed in touch, and when I decided to write this particular picture book, I knew there was no one I’d rather write it with than him.
In Invisible Kip & His Pirate Ship, we learn three things about Kip: 1.) he’s invisible, 2.) he’s a pirate, and 3.) he doesn’t want to have a birthday party, but his parents are making him have one anyway. Invisible Kip is a story of friendship, pirates, & becoming the person you always knew you were. I think Bucket Filling Fairy would approve, as there’s a lot of kindness in this story, too. 🙂
As always, thank you all for your support!