Here is how you say Apolzon: "apples on" as in "apples on a tree."

Kids today have a different life than kids did when I was young. If you are curious about this, go to the left side of this page and click on Kids Long Ago.
    What will be different for kids when you're grown up?

Is there something you wish you could read a book (or story or poem) about but can't find it? Please tell me--I am always looking for new ideas!

    If you click on Contact on the left side of this page, you will be whisked to another page with a big empty box where you can write whatever you want. Remember to check with your parents or teacher before you click "send".

    If you ask me a question, I will write back.


I've loved writing stories and poems ever since I can remember. When I became a mother I read lots of picture books to my children, and I enjoyed these books as much as my kids did. My son liked tools, so I looked for a book on tools for him, but couldn't find one. (This was before Bob the Builder.) Finally I wrote a tool book myself and sent it to Golden Books, which published it. I wrote another Golden Book titled I'll Share With You. Later I wrote stories and poems for Highlights, Ranger Rick, Hopscotch, Boys' Quest, and Spider, and an early reader called The Day David Wasn't There.

                                                                              Right now I am working on several picture books and a book about trees and how arborists take care of them.

Selected Works

a story in Highlights
a story in Spider Magazine
also in Kindle book: