I am thrilled to be a contributing poet to each of these anthologies.

What is a Friend? by Pomelo Books

See my poem “Alive”

Editors’ description:

To learn to be a good friend, kids need models of friendship. The 41 poems in this book guide us in reaching out, sharing ourselves, asking for help, giving support, and just having fun. These poems also show us that friends come in many forms; we can find them in our families, at school, on sports teams, through community service, on vacation, in pets, in nature — and even in ourselves.

Many talented voices are represented in this book: Gail Aldous, Marcie Flinchum Atkins, Robyn Hood Black, Willeena Booker, Sandy Brehl, Carol Bullman, Kelly Conroy, Mary E. Cronin, Linda A. Dryfhout, Janet Clare Fagal, Karen Elise Finch, Nancy Bo Flood, Patricia J. Franz, Marilyn Garcia, Van G. Garrett, Theresa Gaughan, Sara Holbrook, Irene Latham, Rebecca Gardyn Levington, Molly Lorenz, Jone Rush MacCulloch, Carmela A. Martino, Guadalupe García McCall, Rochelle Melander, Heidi Mordhorst, Elisabeth Norton, Joan Riordan, Laura Purdie Salas, René Saldaña, Jr., Michael Salinger, Donna JT Smith, Anastasia Suen,  Pamela Taylor, Linda Kulp Trout, Fernanda Valentino, Charles Waters, Vicki Wilke, Matthew Winter, Janet Wong, Helen Kemp Zax, and Sarah Ziman.

Available for purchase at Amazon and QEP Books.

100% of the profits will be donated to the IBBY Children in Crisis Fund ( 

Hop To It! Poems to Get You Moving, Pomelo Books – Winner of the Kid’s Choice Book Award 2021

See my poem “City Song”

From the back cover – “Need a break? Hop to it! The hundred poems in this book will get you moving from nose to toes! You can climb like a cat, sign the phrase watch me, or do a binky rabbit dance. Discover factoids such as why pigeons make good messengers, who invented jumping jacks, and how sleeping can help you learn a new language. You’ll find pandemic poetry about wearing masks and virtual learning – plus poems that inspire you to stand up and speak out. Stretch your body and your mind with a 30-second brain break!”

Available for purchase at Bookshop, Amazon, and QEP Books.

10. 10 Poetry Anthology: Celebrating 10 in 10 Different Ways

See my poem “The Greatest Show on Earth”

Editor’s description:

10 categories based on TEN:

  1. TENtative
  2. TENderness
  3. TENacity
  4. TEN More Minutes
  5. TENsion
  6. I Wouldn’t Touch That With a TEN-Foot Pole
  7. TEN Little Fingers / TEN Little Toes
  8. Take TEN
  9. TENth _____
  10. I TENd To

58 poets from around the world, both well established and brand new.

Available for purchase at Amazon.

Things We DO, Pomelo Books

See my poem “Play”

Editor’s description: What things do we love to do? In this book you’ll find poems from A to Z, featuring action words and photos that will make kids eager to CLAP, DANCE, JUMP, LAUGH, WAVE, ZOOM, and more as you read the playful poems. This poetry anthology is ideal for children ages 4 – 7 and can be shared by families at home or by teachers in PreK – Grade 1 classrooms. Parents, caregivers, and educators will find useful tips and resources to help make learning even more fun. Pomelo Books is “Poetry PLUS”!

100% of the profits from this book will be donated to the IBBY Children in Crisis Fund.

Available for purchase at Bookshop, Amazon, and QEP Books.

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