I teach cartooning workshops to children in several school districts around metro Detroit, including Bloomfield Hills, West Bloomfield, Birmingham, Farmington, Walled Lake, Clarkston, Troy, Lake Orion, Warren, South Lyon, Plymouth-Canton, Brighton, and other areas. My workshops are usually held after school and are generally for kids in elementary school. Students with no experience can learn how to draw cool cartoons in just one day!
Since, in most cases, a portion of the proceeds from every workshop goes directly to the school or district, my classes have helped earn thousands of dollars for art supplies, library books, playground equipment, PTA programs, and other enrichment activities.
|Over 100,000 students have enrolled in my workshops so far!|
|Have a CARTOONING BIRTHDAY PARTY at your home!
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I also write humorous children’s poems. Some of my poems appear occasionally on the website gigglepoetry.com (click on: "Read and Rate" and search around).
You can also find some of my poems in the following books:
|My poem, “Afterschool Snack”, was selected to be included in If I Ran the School, a booklet of poetry distributed to second and third grade classrooms across the country as part of the Scholastic Lucky Book Club – a million copies in print!|
|My poem, “Baby Ate a Microchip,” was purchased by the Poetry Foundation to be included in their archives.|
Some of the other work I have done and/or am currently
working on includes: short stories, games, puzzles,
feature articles for newspapers and magazines,
T-shirt designs, comic strips, spot cartoons,
and humorous writing.
|Here is a list of some of the other places my work has appeared:|
I am a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators and my work has
also appeared in the following professional publications:
- SCBWI Bulletin (national)
- SCBWI-MI News (Michigan)
- SCBWI-BV Scribbles (Texas)
- Once Upon a Time Magazine
|My work has been purchased and/or published by the following companies:|
During the summer I work at Camp Walden, a children’s summer camp in northern Michigan where I edit a daily newspaper, The Walden Pond. You can visit the website campwaldenmi .com to learn more about the camp.
Read my biography “Poetry Foundation biography”
Read my poem "Baby Ate a Microchip"
Read my poem "Gym Class"
Read my poem "Fleas As White As Snow"
Read my poem "My Snowman"
Read my poem "Creepy Pizza"
Read my poem "My Favorite Fibs"
Read my essay "Life at Camp"
Read a book review “I’ve Been Burping In the Classroom”