The Caterpickles Parenting Series

Like every writer you’ll ever meet, I’ve got several works in progress, including a historical fiction novel set in 1880s Boston and a chapter book series about a rabbit who hunts dragons.

I’ve been working on both for years. Funny thing about writing. Sometimes the book you’ve worked on the longest isn’t actually the book you end up publishing first.

My first book: What’s That, Mom? (The Caterpickles Parenting Series, Book 1)


Book 1 in the Caterpickles Parenting Series, published September 2017.

I like to say that my first published book was something of an accident. But it’s not really true. It’s the natural extension of all the writing I’ve been doing here on Caterpickles about fostering curiosity in children (and their parents). Published in September 2017, What’s That, Mom?, describes how even non-artistic parents can use public art to engage their children ages 3-10 with the world around them.

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The next installment in the Caterpickles Parenting Series, Did Dinosaurs Have Belly Buttons?, will focus on science, and how parents without a science degree can handle their child’s curious questions without enrolling in a college-level refresher course.