“The sky is your limit, sons. Always shoot for the sun and you will shine.” ~Kwame Alexander, The Crossover

As the mother of a 12 year-old, I am always searching for books that will pull him away from screens. The Crossover by Kwame Alexander is full of contemporary references and realistic family dynamics that leave us all laughing, sighing and crying.

The novel centers around Josh and his twin, Jordan—AKA JB—who are two middle schoolers who play basketball, just like their dad. It’s about  basketball, relationships, and coming of age. 

It’s written in verse—filling the pages with movement and song, which bring the book to life. Read More

Whimsical Wings

As a writer, I am profoundly influenced by nature—particularly birds and winged creatures that grace my path. When I first began writing my children’s books, a blue scrub jay would sit outside my bedroom window. Read More


October is National Bullying Prevention Month. The fundamental organization, PACER.org, founded this national campaign in 2005 in the United States to unite and educate communities nationwide on the prevention on bullying. Read More