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 THE TUMBLEWEED CAME BACK wins the 2014 Colorado Book Award!!


DO PRINCESSES WEAR HIKING BOOTS? comes to life, pixar-style. Daisy crown, can-do spirit, and all. Oh my goodness.

After tireless work by illustrator, Mike Gordon and Screaming Pixels animator, Keith English, here debuts a 45 second clip of DO PRINCESSES GET BUTTERFLIES?

Turn up your speakers! When completed, this 2016 film festival short will be approx 7-10 minutes long!

Many of my books are now available on Apple iBooks. Click the covers below to find their special limited promotion!

Do Princesses Wear Hiking Boots? Do Super Heroes Have Teddy Bears? Do Princesses Really Kiss Frogs? Do Princesses Scrape Their Knees? Do Princesses Have Best Friends Forever?

My very first picture book is turning 12-years-old this year. SO we're celebrating with a shiny, chunky, new BOARD BOOK edition of DO PRINCESSES WEAR HIKING BOOTS? (Whistles, whoops, and high fives.)

More information coming soon.


Princess Party brochure Stores, libraries, schools and home parties,
WELCOME to an exciting addition to my website!

How To Host A Hiking Boot Princess Party!

READ ALL about it in the printable party brochure. Further links will lead you to recipes, crown instructions, a new hiking boot princess game, Tic-Tac-Bingo, and MORE!

Let the parties begin...

Do Princesses Make Happy Campers


DO PRINCESSES MAKE HAPPY CAMPERS? is here!! Our Hiking Boot Princess is back with more FUN and ADVENTURE (and questions, of course) in the great outdoors.

"How come the campfire crackles and roars?
I think it's requesting that we make s'mores!"

Visit your favorite bookstores and online shops for your very own copy today!


There's no better time than RIGHT NOW to scoot outside for some sun and fresh air. Grab a coat or sweater and some shoes (maybe a hat too) and join 1000 Hours Outside Challenge. Read 100 fantastic reasons to spend more time outdoors here!!

Are 1000 hours too much of a commitment? Then how about Hike It Baby's 30 Challenge. Way cool organization, with local Hike It Baby groups all over the USA and Canada.

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"It all started with a question. Doesn't everything?"

Three cheers for my daughter, Annie! Her persistent questions became the title of my first published children's book, DO PRINCESSES WEAR HIKING BOOTS? Of course every good question deserves a good answer, or at least a point in the right direction. As you may have noticed in many of my books, I'm quite fond of Q and A. But did you also know I am equally fond of metaphors? (THE TUMBLEWEED CAME BACK.) And whacky humor too? (THANK YOU, AUNT TALLULAH!)

Read the interview that explains why little girls are so ready for the "hiking boot princess."
Read the true story of when Annie asked the title question.
Publishers Weekly talks prim, prissy... and powerful princesses...

Reader Ella  Do Princesses Scrape Their Knees
Ella, a new fan, shows her latest soccer moves... right out of the pages of a book!

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Check out DIY SUPER HERO emblem templates, daisy crowns and more!

WATCH my latest (first!) video as I demonstrate how to make silk daisy crowns just like the ones in the books!

Can you find all the mini pink balloons floating around my website?
How many can you find?