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PUBLISHED BOOKS

Pencilvania, Sourcebooks, 2021

Illustrated by Sofia Moore

Middle-grade novel, ages 7 – 12

Named a Best Book of 2021 by the New York Public Library

 

Best Friends in the Universe, Scholastic, 2018

Illustrated by LeUyen Pham

Picture book, ages 4 and up

2019 Minnesota Book Award finalist

 

Behold! A Baby, Bloomsbury, 2015

Illustrated by Joy Ang

Picture book, ages 2 and up

2016 Minnesota Book Award finalist

 

The Wee Hours, Disney-Hyperion, 2013

Illustrated by Mary GrandPré

Picture book, ages 2 and up

 

Elvis & Olive: Super Detectives, Scholastic Press, 2010

Middle-grade novel, ages 7 – 12

A Junior Library Guild selection

 

Elvis & Olive, Scholastic Press, 2008

Middle-grade novel, ages 7 – 12

A Junior Library Guild selection

Washington Post book of the week

Learn more about my books on my author website.

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AWARDS

  • New York Public Library named Pencilvania one of the Best Books of 2021

  • 2020 Minnesota State Arts Board Grant

  • 2020 Maurice Sendak Grant

  • 2019 Minnesota Book Award Finalist for Best Friends in the Universe

  • 2016 Minnesota Book Award Finalist for Behold! A Baby

  • 2015 Minnesota State Arts Board Grant

  • 2012 Minnesota State Arts Board Grant

  • 2010 SASE/Jerome Grant from Intermedia Arts

  • 2008 Minnesota State Arts Board Grant

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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

  • Drawing workshop with The Musicant Group, 2022

  • Writing and drawing workshops in partnership with the American Swedish Institute and Minneapolis Public Schools, 2020 - present

  • The Loft Literary Center, 2009 - 2019

  • Young Authors Conference, 2011 – 2016

  • COMPAS, 2011 - 2013

  • Hubbs Festival of Children’s Literature at the University of St. Thomas, 2010 and 2019

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