TV STUFF: I've written, created and produced weird TV shows for Nickelodeon, Disney Channel, FOX, Kids WB, PBS and lots of people you've never heard of.
I worked on the animated show DOUG and wrote the lyrics for the silly song "KILLER TOFU".
"DADNAPPED" is a movie I wrote for the Disney Channel. It stars Emily Osment (from Hanna Montana) and was lots of fun to write. Some Shows You Saw: SAGWA, Disney's MICKEY MOUSE CLUB, Nickelodeon's DOUBLE DARE, STUDENT BODIES.
Shows You Never Saw : I created a wonderful animated series for the Disney Channel called "THE DEAD ENDS" that unfortunately never got made.
EDUCATION STUFF: I graduated from the University of Massachusetts with a degree in "Cartoon-Communication-Education" - a program I designed that combined education, communications, humor and animation.
To fill my brain more I went back to school to get my Masters Degree in Education from Harvard.
HONOR STUFF: In 2011 my book, MILO: STICKY NOTES & BRAIN FREEZE won the Sid Fleishman Humor Award and the Quebec Writer's Federation Award for Childrens Literature. In 2008 I was the Children's Author in Residence at the James Thurber House in Columbus, Ohio. I taught writing workshops to kids and lived in the attic apartment in an old house where James Thurber lived as a young adult. I was lucky enough to have my very own ghost encounter and felt deeply connected to the genius that was James Thurber.
ADVICE STUFF: I am extremely fortunate that I've been making my way in this world using my creativity. It's always hard work. Everything worthwhile usually is. I learned early on that just because things are supposed to get done one way - doesn't mean you can't find a different way to get to the same place.
To quote "Galaxy Quest" (a very silly movie), "Never give up - Never surrender!"