I am the author of 14 fiction and nonfiction books for children in preschool through grade 2. Topics include seasons, nature, ABCs, and beginner biographies.
I have written hundreds of news and feature articles, blog posts, nonfiction children's books, teacher's guides, newsletters, and video scripts for a wide variety of magazines, websites, educational publishers, universities, and non-profit organizations. Topics include:
• Science and technology
• Pop culture
• Current events
Clients are as follows:
CHILDREN'S BOOK PUBLISHERS: Age of Learning, Red Chair Press
• Scholastic Choices (grades 7-12)
• Scholastic DynaMath (grades 3-6)
• Scholastic Geography Spin (grades 3-6)
• Scholastic MATH (grades 6-9)
• Scholastic News (grades 3-6)
• Scholastic Science World (grades 7- 8)
• Scholastic Super Science (grades 3-6)
• TIME For Kids (grades 3-6)
• Copy edit and proofread all book manuscripts before they go to print
• Write teacher's guides and discussion guides to supplement books
• Served as lead editor for an upcoming novel from the company's middle-grade imprint, One Elm Books
• Maintain the company's social media presence via daily Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter posts
• Work with review outlets such as Kirkus, Foreword Reviews, and Publishers Weekly to secure book reviews
• Build and maintain relationships with book bloggers and reviewers to facilitate book reviews
• Wrote cover stories for most issues of this magazine targeting 5th- and 6th-graders, including news items and features about science, politics, sports, culture, and more
• Edited news stories and quizzes written by the associate editor and interns
• Edited the magazine’s teacher’s edition and trafficked it to its final version
• Moderated and published blog comments written by readers on
• Wrote reading comprehension tests to help prepare students for standardized tests
• Conceived, researched, reported, and wrote cover stories and secondary news and feature stories for most issues of the magazine
• Researched and wrote graphs and skills pages related to stories
• Wrote a feature on kids and money that was turned into a regular series
• Wrote, reported, researched, and copy fit news and feature stories for this weekly children’s newsmagazine and its Web site
• Managed the Kid Reporter news team: Assigned and edited Kid Reporters’ stories, accompanied them on assignments, and supervised their reporting and writing
• Coordinated the annual TIME For Kids National Student Publishing Awards and Kid Reporter Contest: Organized entries, facilitated the judging process, and obtained and distributed prizes
Winter is the time for bundling up, playing in the snow with a new snowman friend. And catching snowflakes on your tongue before they disappear as Wonderful Winter fades into Spring.
The fall season can be truly amazing with colorful leaves in big soft piles, Halloween pumpkins and pumpkin pie. Oh my, what an Amazing Autumn.
Suddenly the Earth warms up from a long winter nap. Green appears all around. Nature comes alive and spring surprises us all as robins hatch and flowers bloom, beginning a new cycle of surprises.
The warm summer sun means time for a splashing good time. Picnics with friends and family, sand castles at the beach. Fireworks in the night sky, and ice pop treats in Sweet Summer.
The color of an apple, the colors of trees in fall, the sky so blue. Let's discover what other colorful surprises nature has all around us.
The shape of the moon, the shapes of the stones all around. Let's see what other shapes we can discover in nature.
The number of points on a starfish or on a snowflake, the number of moons in the night sky. Let's count how many surprises nature has all around us.
From small ant hills to tall mountains. Ants to elephants. Let's discover what other big and small surprises nature has all around us.
Come along to the haunted house. Let's see how many letters of the alphabet we spot along the way. Beware of the cobwebs!
It's a beautiful winter day to spend on skis. Can you find all the letters of the alphabet on the slippery slopes?
Do you like to take a walk in nature? The forest is a great place to find all the letters of the alphabet. Be sure to look high and low!
Come along to the beach. How many letters of the alphabet can you find in the sand and sun? Remember your sunscreen!
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