I have been writing picture books and easy-to-read chapter books for more than twenty-five years.
My most recent books are: They're Heroes Too, Tummy Time Friends; Common Critters; and Before We Eat: from farm to table (Second Edition 2018), with gorgeous illustrations by Caldecott Medalist Mary Azarian.
I am a former elementary school teacher, school librarian and reference librarian in a public library.
For the last few years, I have also been writing poetry for adults and do poetry readings for interested groups and organizations.
My husband and I have four grown sons. We live in Phillipsburg, NJ. Our last name has a short "i" sound and rhymes with "listen".
Before We Eat: from farm to table
in board book format
They're Heroes Too - written by Pat Brisson and illustrated by Anait Semirdzhyan.
Most heroes aren't the super kind with capes, who fly through the air. They're people we see every day, who always show they care.
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