Twice in my life, I received a fortune from a fortune cookie that read “You are a lover of words. You will someday write a book.” I never expected that fortune to come true, but here I am! My writing process is pretty messy-I go for a long time without any good ideas, then I’m struck with something that won’t let go, and I stay up way past my bedtime to get it just right. My sensibilities lean toward texts for the very young, especially preschool. I spent some of the best years of my career as an editor at Viking Children’s Books, where I specialized in picture books and easy-to-read books. I enjoyed very much bringing books into the world and am very proud of my books, What Daddies Like (Spring 2017) What Mommies Like (Spring 2018), and All Kids are Good Kids (Spring 2019). I’m currently a library director in Ohio, where I live with my nerdy professor husband, our bookworm of a daughter, and our crazy pooch.
All Kinds of Kindness (2020)
Plant a seed, push a swing.
Kindness makes your heart sing.
There is so much kindness in the world and this sweet board book celebrates those special differences that make kind acts both individual and similar. Judy Carey Nevin’s bouncing text paired with Susie Hammer’s bright, brilliant art showcases a creative look at how important kindness can be. From optimistic ideas of hope to small acts of goodwill, each scene shares the heart of the story: kindness makes our world a better place.
All Kids Are Good Kids (2019)
Tall kids, short kids,
Build a pillow fort kids.
Shy kids, glad kids,
Love to belly laugh kids.
No two kids are alike and this charming story celebrates those special differences that make kids both unique and similar. Judy Carey Nevin’s bouncing text paired with Susie Hammer’s brilliant and bright art proves that while children may appear to be different, they also enjoy many of the same things. It’s these shared differences and similarities that make every kid one of a kind.