Enter to Win a Signed Copy of SNUGGLE BUNNY

13 Mar

Want to make your Easter basket extra snuggly? Click HERE to enter to win a signed copy of my new Scholastic book, SNUGGLE BUNNY.

Read local: Pittsburgh writers harvest a field of great books for kids

13 Mar

Here’s an introduction to some of the more successful kid’s writers in the region. Thanks Kidsburgh!

SNUGGLE BUNNY at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh

13 Mar

Thank you Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh for inviting me to share SNUGGLE BUNNY with your patients. Thanks @Scholastic for donating the books. Thanks Cori Doerrfeld for creating the coloring page. What a GREAT, snuggly day!

SNUGGLE BUNNY Hops into Scholastic’s Clubs and Fairs!

13 Mar

Happy Birthday, SNUGGLE BUNNY!

4 Jan

Scholastic Rolls Out StoryPlay Line (from Publishers Weekly) By Sally Lodge | Nov 29, 2016 “A fun way to read together!” is the tag line for a new series from Scholastic’s Cartwheel Books, debuting in January with four titles. Aimed at children ages 3–5, StoryPlay books integrate questions and prompts within stories to further engage […]

YOU’RE MY BOO Book Trailer!

14 Sep

Here’s the YOU’RE MY BOO book trailer: Thanks to Katya Szewczuk, and to my niece and nephew for stealing the show. LOVE their giggles!  

YOU’RE MY BOO Book Launch Parties!

25 Aug

Please join me to celebrate the launch of my debut picture book, You’re My Boo (Beach Lane Books/Simon & Schuster): Friday, September 23, 2016 6:00pm @ Barnes & Noble (Cranberry, PA) Saturday, September 24, 2016 noon @ Penguin Bookshop (Sewickley, PA) Saturday, October 1, 2016 2:00pm @ Parnassus Books (Nashville, TN)


6 Aug

My debut picture book, YOU’RE MY BOO (Beach Lane Books/Simon & Schuster), was featured in the Millennium Biltmore’s lobby at the LA SCBWI Annual Summer Conference!                     What a thrill! I also got to sign it for the very first time.           […]

Tips for a Great Author Visit

20 Jul

I’m ‘stealing’ all of this fabulous information from the fabulous author, Kim Norman. Thanks, Kim! Plan art shows based on the book cover. Have a book sale. Hold contests (posters, essays, classroom door artwork, bulletin boards) with prizes like “Lunch with the Author.” Have a school-wide art contest based on the author’s books. Perhaps the […]

YOU’RE MY BOO Gets Fab Review from Kirkus!

20 Jul

YOU’RE MY BOO by Kate Dopirak, illustrated by Lesley Breen Withrow Age Range: 3 – 5 A day in the life of a family is more than the sum of its adorable parts. “You’re my peek-a-boo, my sneak-a-boo, / my laughing till-you-squeak-a-boo.” So begins this mother fox’s celebration of her quick, sneaky, funny, naughty little […]