Published Work

Poetry Friday Anthology for Celebrations

Holiday poems in English and Spanish by Pomelo Books, 2015. Student books and teacher editions are available at

Native Peoples

Leveled informational texts for U.S. History written at a fourth grade reading level. 
State Standards Publishing, 2013

The Inuit The Kwakiutl The Nez Perce

Little World Biographies

Rourke Publishing, 2013 

Little World Biographies teach young readers about the inspiring individuals who have overcome many obstacles and the contributions they made in the world, even when others said it was impossible.


Frank Loyd Wright  

Georgia, My State - Biographies

State Standards Publishing, 2008

Read about the lives of famous Georgians. Second grade reading level.

Jimmy Carter Sequoyah Tomochichi
Jackie Robinson    


Georgia, My State - Geographical Regions

State Standards Publishing, 2009

These books, written at a second grade reading level, explore the features of Georgia’s geographical regions.

Coast Lower Coastal Plain Piedmont
Upper Coastal Plain Piedmont Appalachian Plateau

Georgia, My State - Habitats

State Standards Publishing, 2009

Each book, written at a third grade reading level, examines the plants and animals of a habitat in Georgia, the features of the habitat that allows those plants and animals to thrive, and what happens when the habitat changes.

Coast Coastal Plain Marsh and Swamp
Mountains Piedmont Atlantic

Greece and Our American Heritage

State Standards Publishing, 2009

Introduces young readers to the Greek roots of our American democracy. (more info)

Reader's Theater for  Readers Theatre for Global Explorers

Libraries Unlimited, 2011


Throughout history, powerful kings and queens have sent their emissaries on quests for land and wealth to expand their empires. But what about those emissaries? A man who ventures to sail into uncharted seas, knowing he may never return. A woman who disguises herself and walks into forbidden lands. What gave them the courage and the strength to face many daunting challenges? How did they feel during the worst and best times in their adventures?

Social studies should never be boring, especially when it comes to recounting the adventures of the world's greatest explorers. Readers Theatre for Global Explorers gives social studies teachers and school librarians a tool to introduce students to the determined men and women who ventured into unknown territory. This collection of short scripts for 4th to 8th grade students teaches about explorers, their native cultures, and the lands they found. Just as importantly, they make learning fun.

Available from Libraries Unlimited

Sing, Dance, Shout: 30 Days of PraiseSing, Dance, Shout: 30 Days of Praise

Christian Focus Publishing, 2011


If someone came up to you and said 'Yadah" or "Zamar" you might think you'd met someone from a distant galaxy, but you'd really be hearing two important words about expressing yourself in praise to God. With arms raised high, instruments at the ready you can lift your voice, body and soul in praise to the God who made you and loves you. This book will help you find out what praise really is and get to know the wonderful, amazing, faithful God who deserves our praise every day. There are praise projects to try and some awesome stories from the Bible to make you jump up like Jehoshephat and sing "Give thanks to the Lord, for his love never fails!"

Table of Contents (pdf) First Chapter (pdf)

Available from Barnes and Noble and Amazon

Published by Christian Focus

American Heroes

State Standards Publishing, 2012

Introduces young readers to key historical figures and develops reading skills. Books are written at first and second grade reading levels.

George Washington Carver Benjamin Franklin Thomas Jefferson
Lewis and Clark Theodore Roosevelt Harriet Tubman

Virginia, My State - Geographical Regions

State Standards Publishing, 2012

These books, written at a fourth grade reading level, explore the features of Virginia's geographical regions.

George Washington Carver Virginia My State -Coastal Plain Virginia My State Piedmont
Virginia My State - Appalacian Plateau Virginia My State- Valley and Ridge  


Other Published Work

“Remodel, Revise, Reinvent” – Once Upon a Time, Spring 2009

“United States Army Marksmanship Unit: Turn Your Hobby into a Career” – Junior Shooters Magazine, Summer 2008 link: (This goes to their website, but not to the article.)

“Ordered Chaos” – Southern Breeze (SCBWI) Newsletter, Fall 2006

“Underneath the Fig Tree” – Penned From the Heart, 2005

Poetry Links

Innisfree Poetry Journal – Volume 2 -

Birmingham Arts Journal, April 2009 -