Book Review "This complete biography for young readers goes a long way to show us the genius that lay at the heart of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart." --Through the Looking Glass Children's Book Review

Praise for
Dance of the Swan: A Story about Anna Pavlova

"Clearly written and upbeat, this sensitive portrayal will inspire young readers."
-School Library Journal July 2001

Comments about Her Piano Sang: A Story about Clara Schumann

"A fine introduction to a strong, disciplined artist." Kirkus Reviews December 1996

"Written in a clear and lively style, Her Piano Sang gives young readers insight into a female musician and composer of the romantic period....A worthwhile purchase." School Library Journal January 1997

New Music Biography!

Musical Genius: A Story About
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

More than 250 years after his birth, Mozart is still a musical genius for all time. Find out about this awesome composer. Click on "WHAT'S NEW" for information about Mozart that will amaze you!

Explore this website to find out more about some of my other books, too.

"Where do you get your ideas?"
People ask me where I get my ideas. Ideas are everywhere, just waiting for you to tune in. The idea for my book about Clara Schumann, Her Piano Sang, was planted years ago when I was a young girl taking piano lessons. Invite me to your school sometime, and I'll tell you the whole story.

What is biography?
As you may already know, I love to write about real people. Those books are called biography. When I start a book, I'm eager to learn all about the person, but I'm not an expert. The fun begins when I search out all the information I can. When the book is finished, it's not easy to say good-bye to the person I've come to know.

I hope you'll enjoy exploring this website and reading my stories. Have fun, and happy reading!

Selected Works

Middle-grade Biography
Teachers! Click here for a follow-up cooking activity.
Middle-Grade Biography
Kids! Click here for some musical writing fun.
Social Studies
Teachers! Click here for an introductory activity.
Short Story