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!

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!
A year's worth of Bible readings, devotions, quotes, and Sabbath celebrations
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.
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.



In this lively VeggieTales book, the Veggies are celebrating Easter -- coloring eggs, enjoying baskets of candy, and dressing in their Easter Sunday best. There's so much about Easter that is fun! But the Veggies know that the real joy of Easter is that Jesus rose from the dead on that first Easter Day. Children will love the colorful art featuring their favorite Veggie friends. Parents can use this book to introduce little ones to the reason we rejoice at Easter and all year long -- Jesus is risen!


Check out this picture book, illustrated by my son!
When a little girl goes to the pet shop to purchase her first pet, her imagination gets the best of her. The animals she'd have in her shop are different from any you've ever seen! Join the fun and let your own imagination run wild.

Beautifully illustrated book of Bible stories for 6-9 year-olds.

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

Still in print after 20 years, and published in nearly 20 languages around the world. Part of the Little Blessings series with Tyndale House, Inc.

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.

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.

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.

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!