I'm so excited to be taking Bitty Bot on the road to my home town of Kansas City December 11-13, 2017! It's going to be a whirlwind tour:

On Sunday, December 11 at 2:00pm, I'll be at Woodneath Library Center near Liberty, MO where I grew up. This event is open to the public--if you're in the area, I hope to see you there!

The morning of Monday the 12th, Bitty Bot illustrator Tad Carpenter and I will be appearing LIVE on KCTV's "Better Kansas City" program. After that I'll be visiting the kids at Ridgeview Elementary, my grade school alma mater.

The morning of Tuesday the 13th, I'm visiting the kids at Prairie Elementary in Prairie Village, KS. Then, Tad and I will appear on TV again, this time on KSHB-TV's "Kansas City Live" program. Finally, at 6:30pm, Tad and I will do a book reading and signing at Rainy Day Books in Fairway, KS. This bookstore event is open to all, please join us if you can!


BITTY BOT Book Launch Events in October

If you're in the Bay Area, I hope you will join me for one of my upcoming events celebrating my new picture book, BITTY BOT (Simon & Schuster / Paula Wiseman Books), with illustrations by Tad Carpenter. 
Along with the book reading and signing, there will be robot crafts, music, and a dance-like-a-robot contest! (I just might bring my accordion along, too...)

Dates include:
Oct 4 @ 3pm: Hicklebee’s in San Jose
Oct 8 @ 10:30am: Linden Tree in Los Altos
Oct 16 @ 11:00am: Reading Bug in San Carlos
Oct 29 @ 3pm: Books, Inc. in Mountain View
For more details, visit the EVENTS page.

BITTY BOT Official Book Trailer

The official BITTY BOT book trailer is live! Featuring music and words by Tim McCanna with illustrations by Tad Carpenter. BITTY BOT is available for pre-order now and will land in stores October 4, 2016.


Read About Robots Day is Oct 11, 2016!

The Read About Robots Day countdown has begun! If you're a parent, teacher, librarian, book store manager, author, illustrator, or robot fan, I hope you'll read a robot book or two with your friends on Read About Robots Day. Whether you do something small at home, or organize a public event, this video will help kick things off.

Read About Robots is a free online gallery of over 100 robot books for kids spanning 150 years. We provide links to picture books, middle grade and ya novels, craft books, nonfiction, graphic novels, and comic books. We also have articles, interviews, and a robot drawing contest. OCTOBER 11, 2016 is Read About Robots Day! Learn more at readaboutrobots.tumblr.com or facebook.com/readaboutrobots.



I'm so excited to share the cover of my first book with Abrams Appleseed--BARNYARD BOOGIE! Music has always been a big part of my life, and as soon as I got into children's publishing I knew I wanted to write a book about music.
With pitch perfect illustrations by Allison Black, BARNYARD BOOGIE! introduces young kids to the sounds musical instruments make while telling the tale of a Cow who just wants to be in the band. BARNYARD BOOGIE comes out May 2017 and is available for pre-order now.