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Picture Book IntensivePicture Book Intensive

This is an 8-week class on writing picture books! Join me! This class is geared to the students enrolled, so whether you’re a beginning writer or a published writer who is new to picture books, this class is for you. We’ll read lots of picture books and look at what makes them magic. We’ll use prompts to generate ideas. And you’ll have plenty of opportunity to share your own work for critique.  Check here to find out more and to register. Check back here for specific dates.


Creative Nonfiction for Children and Young Adults

Writing Creative Nonfiction for Children and Young Adults

October class cancelled. Check back for future dates.

We’ll be looking at nonfiction for all ages, from history to biography to science. You’ll learn how to frame your work and how to use scenes, how to research and how to organize your work. You’ll share your work in progress and critique your classmates’ work. This class is geared for multiple levels of experience–from beginner to published author. Click here for information on the next session and to register.

Upcoming Classes

Keep your eye on this space for details on upcoming classes, including an advanced picture book class and a summer class for you teachers who don’t have time during the school year!


I am available for personalized critiques. Cost depends on the size of the manuscript and the depth of critique you need. Let’s talk!

Library Programs

Are your adult library patrons clamoring for writing opportunities? I can do one-time workshops on writing for children, or ongoing programs that run for up to eight weeks. Let me know what you’re looking for!