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Children's book author

I am a middle school teacher and author of ten children's books. My latest novel, CONFESSIONS FROM THE PRINCIPAL'S KID (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt), is inspired by my own experiences as a real-life principal's kid. My other middle grade books include THE CLASSROOM series (Disney Hyperion), and THE PAGES BETWEEN US, co-written with Lindsey Leavitt, (HarperCollins). I grew up in Atlanta, Georgia, but now I live with my husband and son on the Central Coast of California.  

Favorite book growing up? THE BLACK STALLION. 



About Me

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About Me

My Latest Book


Being the principal's kid means...

1. Outsider status with the "in" crowd

2. Eavesdropping Bingo

3. Secret after school meetings

4. Access to hidden snack stashes

5. No invitations, ever

More books

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The Pages Between Us: book 1

Told in letters, posters, blog posts, homework assignments, and more, The Pages Between Us is a snapshot of middle grade friendship—and what it truly means to be there for someone during the ups, downs, and everything in between.

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The Pages Between us: book 2

BFFs Olivia and Piper star in this fun snapshot of middle grade friendship told in a sweet journal-style book packed with engaging art.

It’s time for the Battle of the Books!

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The Classroom: book 1

A documentary crew has descended upon Westside Middle School to detail the life of an average seventh grader named Trevor Jones and his classmates. 

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The Classroom: book 2

Book two in Robin Mellom’s laugh-out-loud funny middle grade series about surviving seventh grade. The one-on-one interviews, notes and doodles tell the story of one very dramatic student council election.

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The Classroom: book 3

Using one-on-one interviews and film footage, as well as notebook drawings, blueprints, clipboard sketches, and doodles, they will tell the story of one school’s tricked-out makeover.  Say good-bye to those squeaky seats, and hello to…beanbag chairs?

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The Classroom: book 4

The one-on-one interviews, film footages, and camp journals will chronicle the dangerous and highly awkward overnight field trip to Camp Whispering Pines. Trevor Jones will have plenty to worry about: snakes, bears, dining halls, and…eighth graders.

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Virtual Author visits

My 45-60 minute presentation covers the publishing process from idea to rough draft, to revision, to the book shelf. Students will learn how to improve their writing immediately with 3 strategies that published authors use. 

Contact me for rates and available dates.

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