Rhyming Picture Book Award & Conference, NY

December on 2015, as part of the Rhyming Picture Book Committee I traveled to New York for the Rhyming Picture… Read More >

We met Kate DiCamillo :)

Yesterday afternoon, we got to listen to Kate DiCamillo present her latest book, “Raymie Nightingale,” at Dobson High School. Thank… Read More >

Marla Frazee’s Studio

Check out this wonderful video about Marla Frazee. Ms Frazee is one of my favorite illustrators and I enjoyed this… Read More >

Five Things I Learned About Public Speaking From Children’s Books

Most of you know, that I love visiting schools to get kids excited about books, writing and reading as well… Read More >

It’s All About The Rhyme

IT’S ALL ABOUT THAT RHYME… Oh, what a treat! Take a peek at the parody my friend Dawn Young created… Read More >

Brandon Mull School Visit

Drum roll please… Our next author visit was… BRANDON MULL All right, can you see now why I was so… Read More >

Jacqueline West School Visit

Eduprize Gilbert Visiting Author Committee with Jacqueline West. – Susan Schade, Jacqueline West, Tanja Bauerle and Pamela Alara Last week… Read More >

I’m In The StoryMonsters Ink Newsletter

Take a peek at this! Here is a new monthly digest that shares the latest news on award-winning and debut… Read More >

The ABC’s Of It: Why Children’s Books Matter

Back in June of this year, 2014, I spent a week in New York city meeting with Editors and Art… Read More >

Never Abandon Imagination – Tony DiTerlizzi

This post finds itself onto my blog in a rather belated fashion. You see, the amazing Tony diTerlizzi visited my daughter’s elementary… Read More >

Summer SCBWI Los Angeles Conference – Part 3

As a writer and illustrator I sometimes struggle with frustration. There is a certain degree of self-doubt and lack of… Read More >

Summer SCBWI Los Angeles Conference – Part 2

The world of picture books has been such a creative balm to me. I am thoroughly in love with the… Read More >