Receiving the 2014 David Steele Distinguished Writer Award - the top honor given by the Presbyterian Writers Guild. What a thrill!



Summer, 2009, Florence, Italy. Found several of my books printed in Italian!

NEW BOOKS AND BEST SELLERS

MY NEWEST BOOK - COMING IN SEPTEMBER 2016



A beautifully illustrated book of beloved Bible stories, written for 6-8 year-olds.

I am thrilled to be writing for the beloved VeggieTales line of books!



Rufus and Ryan - charming books that teach faith and church to toddlers.



The View at the Zoo - consistently rated in the top 100 books for children about zoos


The View at the Zoo
In this humorous twist on a visit to the zoo, just who has the more interesting view? As morning dawns, the zookeeper makes his rounds, exhorting the animals to wake up, comb their hair, and stand up straight. Soon their human visitors arrive, and the observations begin to flow. But just who is talking about whom? With a clever twist of text and bright and festive illustrations, this picture book will have children begging for a trip to the zoo.

99 Ways to Raise Spiritually Healthy Children provides fun, practical, and thought provoking ideas for nurturing the spiritual lives of children, parents, and families. Each of the 99 entries includes a Scripture passage, a theoretical or practical suggestion for weaving together faith and daily life, and a provocative challenge that encourages readers to spend some time contemplating the lessons learned.

MAKING SPACE FOR THE SPIRIT: 100 SIMPLE WAYS TO NURTURE YOUR SOUL.
Find 100 simple ways to nurture your spirit, with Bible verses, quotes, and places for notes. The suggestions in this book are simple and easy to incorporate into your life. Makes a great gift, too!

Rufus and Ryan Celebrate Easter!

Rufus and Ryan Go to Church!

Selected Works

Colorful and delightful picture book for children of all ages!
Non-fiction, inspirational
99 ideas for how to live life to the fullest!
Devotions
A year's worth of Bible readings, devotions, quotes, and Sabbath celebrations
Spirituality
Just what it says - 100 easy ways to give your spirit a boost!
Easter for Children!
Easter Stories and Prayers is the perfect way to celebrate the Easter season with young children.
Biography-Authors
Biographies of all the Newbery Medal winners from 1922-2002
Spirituality - parenting
Excellent resource for parents, churches, everyone who loves children.
Children's picture book/ religious
Questions and answers about God, written in verse and based on Bible verses.
Children/ grief and healing
The story of the love between a grandfather and granddaughter. This book is no longer in print, but email me if you'd like to buy a copy.