BLOG


Thank You, 2022 Next Generation Indie Book Awards

🥇🥈These medals just arrived in the mail! Yay!⁣⁣🎉 Thank you so much, 2022 Next Generation Indie Book Awards for naming I Love You Through Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall: ⁣⁣✨WINNER – Children’s Picture Book Illustration (Best Illustrator) ⁣✨FINALIST – Children’s Picture Book (0-5 Years)⁣⁣I Love You Through Winter, Spring, Summer, […]


2022 IPPY Book Awards Zoom Celebration Update

✨ Thank you so much, IPPY Awards!⁣⁣🎉 I joined the 2022 IPPY Celebration via Zoom last Thursday evening. It was so nice to meet and chat with authors from all over the world, especially during the small group chats. ⁣⁣⁣⁣📚Listening to their stories on how they navigate the often challenging […]


Have You Ever Wondered What You Will Be? Named Winner in Children’s Inspirational/Motivational Category by the 2022 Book Excellence Awards

🥇Thanks so much, Book Excellence Team, for recognizing my book and for this beautiful medal. I’m incredibly honored and grateful! ⁣⁣⁣⁣✨ Have You Ever Wondered What You Will Be? is a WINNER of the CHILDREN’S INSPIRATIONAL/MOTIVATIONAL category in the 2022 Book Excellence Awards. ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣💛 Thank you as always, Chiara Nasi. […]


Dandelion Wishes on a Monday Morning

Have you ever made a wish while gazing at the stars? Or do you wait for a shooting star to pass by? How about blowing on dandelions to make a wish? Isn’t childhood made of dreams and wishes? Now that you’re all grown up, do you still make a wish […]


A Double Win From the 2022 Nautilus Book Awards

🎉 Two Nautilus Book Awards! 🎉⁣⁣I am deeply honored and grateful for this recognition. I am humbled beyond words and so thankful to the amazingly talented illustrators who agreed to collaborate with me on these book projects: Lisa Ciccone and Chiara Nasi. Thank you so much, Nautilus Book Awards, and […]


The Night the Monsters Came Wins Silver in the 2022 Nautilus Book Awards

💛 My second Nautilus Book Award this year—my heart is overflowing with gratitude! ⁣⁣🎉🤩 The Night the Monsters Came won a SILVER AWARD in the 2022 Nautilus Book Awards for Children’s Picture Books-Fiction. ⁣⁣🙏 Thank you so much, Nautilus Book Awards, for shining a light on our book. Lisa Ciccone […]