Thursday, November 03, 2011

Bees, Trees, and a Prize!

Long time no blog.
THESE BEES COUNT! is now available for pre-sale. Sarah Snow has done it again with her fabulous cover art!

Here's what's been happening with THIS TREE COUNTS! It's been honored with the 2011 Youth Fiction Green Prize for Sustainable Literature from the fantastic librarians at the gorgeous Santa Monica Public Library.

It was wonderful to attend the ceremony with illustrator extraordinaire Sarah Snow and spend a few autumn days in sunny California.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011


It's been a bit since I last posted, but I've been busy writing, reading, and traveling.

I hope you're doing what you love this summer, too.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Saturday, April 02, 2011

Raptor Cam-A Family of Eagles

Check out this amazing, cute and sometimes gruesome (when the parent brings food) live link to a nest of eagles and their newly hatched young.

Sunday, March 20, 2011


Thanks to all of the SCBWI members in my region who voted for THIS TREE COUNTS!

It may be a cliche, but it truly is an honor to be a finalist. I might not have found my editor for this book unless I'd attended a regional SCBWI event, so thank you SCBWI.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Contest Winners!

Thanks to all those who entered for the chance to win THIS TREE, 1, 2, 3 and help plant trees, too.

The lucky winners—

I will be donating trees for each of you, too.

Please email aforment at optonline dot net with your street address.
Thanks to all who entered!

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Happy Book Birthday, THIS TREE, 1, 2, 3

Do you know a toddler or pre-schooler? Maybe you are a parent of one of these bundles of pure energy. To celebrate my newest book I'm giving away three copies of THIS TREE, 1, 2, 3, and planting 30 trees through American

Deadline: St. Patrick's Day
Post the first name of the favorite toddler or preschooler in your life in the comment section of this blog.

Three lucky winners will get my book and ten trees planted in their name, too. 

Saturday, February 19, 2011

THIS TREE, 1, 2, 3

Snow still covers my yard, but a little bit of Spring arrived today—
Thanks to Sarah Snow for the wonderful illustrations and to our publisher Albert Whitman & Company for believing in trees as much as I do.