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New Book Announcement: HURRY UP!

13 Oct

Hurry up and celebrate this new book announcement with me! No, wait. Slow down. Let’s take the time to enjoy this new book announcement. Andrea Welch at S&S/Beach Lane has acquired world rights to Hurry Up!, a picture book by Kate Dopirak, illustrated by Christopher Silas Neal, about slowing down to enjoy life. Publication is set for summer […]

WPA SCBWI Event: Q&A and More with Kate Dopirak

14 Sep

I had the BEST time with the smart, thoughtful people who joined me for a children’s book talk this week. We laughed. We learned. We hugged. We promised that what happens in the Panera meeting room, stays in the Panera meeeting room. Ha! No seriously. We did. I came home newly inspired, ready to tackle lovey-dove […]

New Book Announcement Coming Soon!

13 Sep

Blue sky. Bright sun. And a trip to the post office where I got to address my envelope to a Contracts Director.                 I’ll post more about it as soon as I’m allowed. YAY!!!

TWINKLE, TWINKLE, LITTLE CAR Available for Pre-Order!

23 Jun

A little red car beeps goodnight to all his four-wheeled friends in this fresh take on the classic song, “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star.” Twinkle, twinkle, little car, how you love to travel far. Now it’s time to go to bed. But you want to drive instead.   Available for pre-order now! Just wait until you […]

I’m the RUCCL 2017 Success Story Speaker!

23 Jun

I’m EXCITED (and NERVOUS!) to be The Rutgers University Council on Children’s Literature 2017 Success Story Speaker! I can never thank Kitty Griffin, Trinka Hakes Noble, and Tara Lazar enough. Usually, a conference makes me stress a little about what-to-wear. But now – NOW! – I get to stress A LOT about . . . […]

21st Annual Pitt-Greensburg Children’s Literature Conference

9 May

What a thrill to be a presenter at the 21st Annual Pitt-Greensburg Children’s Literature Conference!                 The day got even more exciting when I had the chance to sign my books for Jay Asher‘s son.  

Storytime at Northland Public Library on May 10

9 May

The librarians at Northland Public Library are the BEST! I’m very excited for our Mother’s Day Preschool Storytime on Wednesday, May 10 at 7:00 p.m. Come join the fun and mail a hug to your boo.

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!