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My poem "Baby Ate a Microchip" has been published in the book Poems To Learn By Heart, edited by Caroline Kennedy (Disney/Hyperion).

My poem "I'd Rather Read a Book" appeared in the Spring 2013 issue of The Mitten, the official newsletter of SCBWI-MI (the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrator in Michigan).

APM Marketplace (public radio) included two of my poems on their website on April 12, 2013.

Two of my poems, "Headless Horseman" and "The Vampire's New Clothes," have been published in the e-book Open Doors: Fractured Fairy Tales, edited by Elizabeth Hirsch (Wayman Publishing). Profit from this anthology is being donated to Primary Children's Hospital in Utah in the form of Christmas gifts for the long-term patients staying there.

Highlights For Children has granted permission to Educational Testing Services to reprint my short story "The Farmer and the Fox" as of March 2013 and has also granted permission to Pearson to reprint two of my short stories: "The Farmer and the Fox" and "No Ordinary Frog" as of March 2012.

I illustrated the poem "Snow Forts" in the Dec/Jan 2013 issue of Boys' Quest as well as over a dozen other recent features in the Bluffton News family of children's magazines.

I wrote and illustrated the short story "Hare Family Reunion," which appeared in the Sep/Oct 2012 issue of Fun For Kidz.

My puzzle "Mummy Double" was published in the Aug/Sep 2012 issue of Hopscotch For Girls.

My poem "Follow Me" has been published in the June 2012 issue of the e-magazine Dark Eclipse.

My poem "It's Summertime" was published in the June 2012 issue of Pockets.

I am happy to announce I won first place (three times) in the “Limerick Laughs” poetry contest in the Saturday Evening Post! Another poem of mine was a runner-up in the same contest. Additionally, my poem "Not Quite Working Out" was published in the Nov/Dec 2011 issue.

My short story "Giving Up Sydney" was awarded Honorable Mention in the 80th Annual Writer's Digest Writing Competition in the Children's/Young Adult Fiction category.

My hidden picture puzzle “Lonely Lion” appeared in the July 2011 issue of Games.

Check out my short story “No Ordinary Frog” in the October 2010 issue of Highlights For Children.

Pearson has included my poem “Baby Ate a Microchip” as part of their Writing Coach writing and grammar program, which includes a textbook for sixth-grade students around the country.

My short story “Slam Dunk!” which was originally published in My Friend, has been reprinted in Family Ties, a short story collection, edited by Diane M. Lynch (Pauline Books and Media).

My short story "The Mystery of the Magic Lunch Bag," which originally appeared in Highlights For Children, received a Letter of Merit as a runner-up in the SCBWI Magazine Merit Competition.

Another short story, "Eggs For Mr. Raskin," was awarded Honorable Mention in the 78th Annual Writer's Digest Writing Competition in the Children's/Young Adult Fiction category.

Six of my poems appear in the book What I Did On My Summer Vacation, edited by Bruce Lansky (Meadowbrook Press).