Pirates Book Launch Celebration!

When: Saturday September 7, 2019 Time: 11 am Where: Newtonville Books, 10 Langley Road, Newton MA Story time read-aloud of PIRATES DON’T GO TO KINDERGARTEN and launch celebration. Book reading and a brief discussion of the book’s inspiration and journey. Kids can make a pirate flag and spyglass! Cookies for all. RSVP through this link

A lovely review of Pippa’s Night Parade in Kirkus!

PIPPA’S NIGHT PARADE by Lisa Robinson ; illustrated by Lucy Fleming Age Range: 4 – 7 KIRKUS REVIEW Pippa conquers a fear of the creatures that emerge from her storybooks at night. Pippa’s “wonderfully wild imagination” can sometimes run “a little TOO wild.” During the day, she wears her “armor” and is a force to be reckoned with…. Read more »

Parenting Tips for the Transition to Kindergarten

Download parenting tips by clicking on the link below. . . thanks to Kirsten Cappy of Curious City for putting this lovely handout together. Transition to Kindergarten Tips Handout


Head on over to Tara Lazar’s wonderful kidlit blog to see her cover reveal post for PIRATES DON’T GO TO KINDERGARTEN. There you’ll find some stories about the author and the illustrator and the origins of this book. PIRATES DON’T GO TO KINDERGARTEN Cover Reveal (plus a giveaway)

The Long and Winding Path to Publication

I started writing for children in 2007; now, ten years later, I’m anticipating the publication of three picture books, all of which received contracts in early 2017. During this journey, I always read with great interest other authors’ stories about their path to publication; I paid close attention to those authors for whom it had… Read more »