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This page (scroll down) lists any posts I’ve tagged with “News & Events” – usually anything exciting in my work, book projects, upcoming events, and so on.

June 7th, 2022: Art & Story: Picture Book Writing 101 (online)

I’m delighted to partner with Brooke Van Sickle and Journey To Kidlit to offer a picture book writing workshop (online) geared toward beginning picture book writers. Don’t know the difference between a picture book manuscript and a short story? Want to know more about picture book manuscript format? Confused about . . .



Where to find me online these days

(Last updated April 24, 2022) I’ve been online since the early days of the Internet, before the term “social media” existed. I have also signed up for many online services, joined many online communities. Because of this, it can be confusing if you’re trying to look for me online. I’ll . . .




Winners of the I’M Book Reader Gallery Contest!

Thanks to all who submitted photos for my I’M Books Reader Gallery, featuring fun images of readers and/or various types of creatures with I’m Bored, I’m Sad, I’m Worried, or I’m Sorry. It was too hard to pick just one winner, so Michael Ian Black and I finally declared a . . .




New #ImBooksReaderGallery entries!

I’m excited to see more submissions for my I’M… Books In The Wild Gallery! I welcome submissions: use this link. There will be prizes! Deadline: Oct. 1st, 2021. Above: A young reader with I’M SORRY in Newton, MA Above: Olivia with the I’M… books in Ohio. Above: Moore family in Michigan-“We . . .



Book launch event at An Unlikely Story

Thanks to all who joined Michael Ian Black and me at our I’M SORRY virtual book launch party at An Unlikely Story Bookshop last night! If you missed it, you can watch the replay here. And if you buy our book through the bookstore, you’ll receive a bookplate signed by . . .



I’M… book Reader Photo challenge (PRIZES!)

To help celebrate the Sept. 7th launch of I’M SORRY, the newest in the kids’ emotions picture book series by Michael Ian Black and me (Simon & Schuster), I’m inviting readers of all ages to submit photos for my I’M… Picture Books Reader Gallery. There will be PRIZES; Michael will . . .



Welcome to my new website!

It’s been a long time coming, but I am SUPER excited to launch this new website. To those coming to my new website for the first time: I know things look very different.