Parents and Teachers

Children & Education

What a joy to get to write books for children — a bunch of Little Golden Books® and other fun picture books, beginner biographies, books on sports, science, and history, readers’ guides to classic literature, as well as classroom curriculum. (For a full list, check out my Books page.)

Once upon a time, a long time ago — before I was a children’s book author — I was a teacher.

Over the years, I taught preschool, elementary school, middle school, and high school students. I also taught Sunday School and Children’s Church and volunteered at VBS (Vacation Bible School). I tutored homeschool students from grades 2-12 in Creative Writing, Literature, and Language Arts. I’ve even taught a few seminary classes as an adjunct and/ or associate professor.

Although it’s been a few years since I was in the classroom full-time, and it’s not the biggest part of my life and work right now, I will ALWAYS have a special place in my heart for kids, parents, and teachers. And I’m delighted that I still sometimes get to do special events for these very special people.


For Public Schools and Libraries
  • Story Time
  • Meet the Author visits via Zoom or in-person
For Christian Schools
  • Story Time
  • Meet the Author visits via Zoom or in person
  • Chapels / Assemblies
  • Middle School / High School Retreats
  • Graduations / Commencements
  • Teacher Appreciation Events
  • Teacher In-Service Days / Conferences / Retreats
For Homeschool Co-Ops
  • Story Time
  • Meet the Author visits via Zoom or in person
  • Chapels / Assemblies
  • Graduations / Commencements
  • Parent Night / Moms’ Night Out
For Churches
  • Sunday School Classes
  • Children’s Church / Chapel
  • Youth Retreats
  • MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) / Moms’ Night Out
  • Parent Night
  • Family Night (ex: Narnia)

Events for Children, Parents, and Teachers

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