To give you all an idea of what I have been “working” on for all these years—here are some brief descriptions of my completed and in-process manuscripts.
MEET MACK-MACK, THE LITTLE LUMBERJACK (PUBLISHED November 2018)
A little feller with an affinity for trees and wood, who creatively overcomes his small stature, lack of beard, and parents’ disapproval to achieve his dream and earn his rights of becoming a LUMBERJACK! Follow a path that inspires you!
I LOVE YOU MORE THAN MACARONI & CHEESE (PUBLISHED January 2019)
Because who doesn’t LOVE macaroni and cheese?! An amusing rhythmic way to say, I love you. A heartfelt description of the love for moments and experiences, however, “the moral of the story is plain and it’s true; there’s just nothing out there that quite compares to you.”
SHARE THE LOVE POSTCARD COLORING BOOK (PUBLISHED January 2019)
After completing I LOVE YOU MORE THAN MACARONI & CHEESE, I had a realization that one of the many ways I share my love is through words and art. I decided to design a project that would allow others to do the same. I had so much fun illustrating this punny postcard coloring book and hope the joy does not end with me!
MASQUERADE COLORING BOOK (PUBLISHED October 2019)
A coloring and activity book featuring FIFTEEN Wisconsin animal masks plus fun accessories. The sweet activity book also comes with the sticks to adhere masks for tons of fun, creation, and interactive play.
PAW PAW, THE TRACKER (COMING Fall 2020)
Paw Paw explores the Northwoods on a snowy spring day. Through his adventure he teaches the characteristics of the prints of woodland animals. Come with Paw Paw on his path of curiosity and see what you will find.
THE BEST BIRTHDAY EVER
Experience the excitement and thrills of Sweetie’s special day; only to be saddened by the unexplainable absence of her two best friends. As she opens her first ginormous gift, she discovers the importance of presence over presents. A delightful rhyming epiphany for children big and small.
An inspiring story of moxie. Follow the boy who was a tad-bit small, as he conquers his own frailty, when he decides to join his school’s annual obstacle course race. He proves his disadvantages can become advantages with determination, grit, and heart.
For all parents or caregivers fighting the inevitable toddler meltdown. Decode and diffuse this situation with rhyming and humor. Helping our tiny humans put words to their emotions. You got this. *Parental Fist Bump*
A little girl finds a pair of boots hidden in the back of her closet. Whenever she puts these empowering boots on, she is filled with ambition, strength, and the ability to conquer the hardest of tasks. As she sadly grows out of her “lucky boots”—she realizes the strength the boots gave her was really “her” all along.
SNOWMAN IN THE MOONLIGHT
“When the weather man says it’s going to snow today and you’ve sat by the window and haven’t seen a flake all day!” Sometimes life keeps us impatiently waiting for the most glorious moments.
WHAT WILL YOU DO WHEN YOU ARE BIG?
Have you ever thought about the countless things you could do when you are big?! How fun to dream of the people we will or could become.
Do the things that call you. The things that make you dream. Be curious and creative and all that’s inbetween. A story of being you and not fitting into a box.
MACK-MACK THE LUMBERJACK SERIES BOOKS
– ALL ABOUT FALL
– FINDS THE PERFECT CHRISTMAS TREE