Listen to me talk about some of the books that have influenced me:
Find out what inspired me to write THE CRAYON MAN and what it meant to receive the Irma Black Award, voted for by children around the globe
I like to get kids fired up about true stories, using their imaginations and believing in themselves as future innovators, inventors, and creators. Crayola crayons inventor Edwin Binney's story is a fabulous springboard for exploring nature, color and creativity. I love to draw and make stuff just like Binney, so his story resonated with me. The more I researched, the more I admired how he listened to what people needed and looked to nature for inspiration. I am intrigued by the origins of everyday objects. Here are some books that inspired me when I was writing, and that have that fascinating a-ha moment that spurs on innovation.
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EVENTS & APPEARANCES
I am staying safe at home! But you can still contact me via my website and I am happy to do virtual author visits and workshops :)
Perfect for units on biography, inventions, homeschoolers, snow days, or just for fun!
Cobb EMC LIterary Festival, GA
Fort Bend School District, TX
Library Visit, Steamboat, CO