Training for Susan Cain’s Quiet Schools Ambassador Program
May 20, 2016
I am profoundly excited to announce that I will begin training to be a Quiet Ambassador for Susan Cain’s Quiet Schools Network in June! This program has a mission statement that (...)READ MORE »
Helping Kids Live with Purpose
May 16, 2016
In my work empowering kids to live with purpose, some of the concerns I hear most from kids is that they don’t have any idea what their purposes or gifts (...)READ MORE »
The Importance of Sensitive Children
Apr 22, 2016
Yesterday, while admiring pelicans on the beach, the wonderfully talented young adult author and my beloved friend, Amy Mair, educated me on effects of DDT on San Diego’s pelicans in the 70s. (...)READ MORE »
Children on Autism Spectrum Overturn Commonly Held Misconceptions about the Disorder through Kindness
Apr 2, 2016
I would love to see this month honor those on the spectrum rather than focus exclusively on their challenges. All humans have challenges, and all humans have gifts. The autistic population (...)READ MORE »
We Have the Land for the New Kids for Peace School of Kenya!
Mar 15, 2016
Last May, I went to Kenya with Kids for Peace to shoot video of a young child, Magi, to be shown in schools during this year’s Great Kindness Challenge to raise (...)READ MORE »
Captain Book Treasure Chest Literacy Program
Feb 25, 2016
Last week, I had the wonderful opportunity to celebrate Captain Book’s 100,000th book donation at the Encinitas Library with local children’s author, Sally Pla. Captain Book spreads the love of reading (...)READ MORE »
Over 5 MILLION Kids Participate in The Great Kindness Challenge!
Feb 4, 2016
Last week, The Great Kindness Challenge spread joy and kindness through schools all over the world in a huge way. Over 5 MILLION kids participated, breaking last year’s record of (...)READ MORE »
The Great Kindness Challenge Is Two Weeks Away!
Jan 11, 2016
As a children’s author, the primary goal of my work is to celebrate neurodiversity by empowering kids to use their superpowers for the greater good. One of the most exciting (...)READ MORE »
Cozy, Holiday Cooking Class with no Hoopla!
Dec 13, 2015
Our world has gotten so loud. Kid-friendly has come to mean chaotic, with each kid event louder, bigger, more stimulating than the last. Most kids don’t thrive under these conditions, (...)READ MORE »
Michigan School Visit Tour: Celebrating Your Superpowers to Make the World a Better Place
Oct 20, 2015
I had such a great time last week in Michigan on a school visit tour. Though never stated in the text, my Super Lexi chapter books are set in Michigan, where I (...)READ MORE »
International Day of Peace with Unity for Orphans
Sep 25, 2015
Last week, I visited an orphanage in Mexico with Unity 4 Orphans as my contribution to the United Nation’s International Day of Peace. I was a little reluctant to jump in on a (...)READ MORE »
Peace Day Challenge!
Sep 11, 2015
In cooperation with the United Nation’s International Day of Peace on September 21st, one my favorite nonprofits, Kids for Peace, is challenging all kids to do as many peaceful acts (...)READ MORE »
My Work Is Featured in the Huffington Post!
Jul 27, 2015
I am so excited to be featured in the Huffington Post! I poured my heart into this interview, in the hopes of spreading the message I want all kids to (...)READ MORE »
A New Form of Storytelling in Kenya!
Jul 2, 2015
I have so many exciting things to share, but perhaps the most exciting for me is my recent trip to Kenya. I had the pleasure of going there with Kids (...)READ MORE »
Breaking the Guinness World Record!
Jun 18, 2015
Last week I went to LA with the Kids for Peace Great Kindness Challenge team to help break the Guinness World Record for the largest handprint collage. During last year’s (...)READ MORE »
School Visits: Empowering Kids through Voice
May 16, 2015
One of my biggest goals as a kids’ author is empower kids to speak their truth. I try to do this thematically in my books. School visits give me the (...)READ MORE »
Interview with Geek Club Books
Apr 16, 2015
I’m thrilled to have had an opportunity to interview with Geek Club Books, whose goal is to profoundly change how the world views autism…one story at a time. As many (...)READ MORE »
Super Lexi’s Top Secret Egg Nog French Toast Recipe
Nov 12, 2014
This is an actual thing that happened: I got to eat eggnog French toast at a TV table and watch cartoons once. You can read all about it in Super (...)READ MORE »
SUPER LEXI IS NOT A FAN OF CHRISTMAS Now Available!
Nov 4, 2014
Woo Hoo! My chapter book SUPER LEXI IS NOT A FAN OF CHRISTMAS is now available! Click here to look inside! About the Book Lexi is not a fan of (...)READ MORE »
SUPER LEXI IS NOT A FAN OF CHRISTMAS Available Tomorrow!
Nov 3, 2014
SUPER LEXI IS NOT A FAN OF CHRISTMAS comes out tomorrow! What do you think Lexi’s asking for in this sneak peek? Click here to win a free copy on (...)READ MORE »