| Author | Illustrator | Speaker


I like that you draw ugly people. Some day I would like to be an author and illustrator just like you!

-Sorine, Age 8

Thank you for coming to our school. You were fantastic. My favorite part was when you drew that picture of Gargantuan...

-Sophia, 4th Grade

You are a great person, not to mention a great author and illustrator. Thank you.

P.S. My Grandma lives in Needham!

-Abby, 4th grade

I liked the way you do digitial drawing, because it is cool.

-Jack, 3rd grade



Recent Awards

MONSTROUS is one of YALSA’s 2020 Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers
MONSTROUS is one of Nonfiction Detective's favorite 2019 titles
MONSTROUS is one of 2019 Nerdies for Long form Nonfiction 
ALA Booklist’s Top of the List has just been announced and MONSTROUS has won the youth nonfiction category! Thank you Booklist for this honor!
MONSTROUS is one of Booklist’s Top 10 Sci-Tech Books for Youth: 2019
MONSTROUS is Chicago Public Library’s Best of the Best list for 2019!


Recent TV Interviews

PBS Channel 13


Recent Radio Interviews

NPR Wisconsin
Coastal Daybreak on WTKF-FM and WJNC-AM regional NC
Morning News on KXYL-AM/FM in Brownwood TX


Press Release

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Two Starred Reviews for Monstrous!

Monstrous receives a starred review from Kirkus.Read the review

Monstrous receives a starred review from Booklist.Review coming soon...


Jr. Library Guild Selection

Monstrous: The Lore, Gore, and Science behind your Favorite Monsters is a Jr. Library Guild Book Selection. Pre-order Monstrous.


Filming the Scholastic Book Fair Commercial

Gertrude (my pet skeleton) made her acting premier at the Mutter Museum in Philadelphia. Thank you to the Scholastic crew and museum staff for putting together a fabulous book trailer. I am excited to see They Lost Their Heads at this year's Scholastic Book Fair.See the Commercial


Amazon Featured Book of the Month

They Lost Their Heads is one of Amazon's Books of Month.