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Sometimes when I am not writing actual books, I work on the book part of kids’ musicals. Here is a little highlights video of PEANUT BUTTER & CUPCAKE! (The Musical) that I worked on with Brad Ross (composer) and Christiana Cole (lyricist), based on the picture book by Terry Border. It was put on by a super talented group of kids at Interlakes Children’s Theatre in NH this past summer, directed by Brandon Connor Santoro.

Peanut Butter & Cupcake! (The Musical)

When I’m not writing novels or editing books, once in a while I’m a bookwriter for musicals. The photograph is from a workshop of Peanut Butter & Cupcake! (The Musical), based on the picture book written and illustrated by Bent Objects by Terry Border. Brad Ross is the composer, Christiana Cole is the lyricist, and Brandon Santoro directed. The actors were fantastic, and we had a great time seeing the musical on its feet. It will be performed this summer at Interlakes Children’s Theatre in New Hampshire, and I can’t wait!

Sparkle Spa 10’s Birthday!

June 20, 2017 was the book birthday of the tenth and final book in the Sparkle Spa series, Glam Opening. I’ve been working on these books now for almost exactly five years. Kare Nagel at SimonKIDS sent me an email asking if I wanted to send her sample pages for a series she had an idea for on June 29, 2012. It’s been so much fun sparkling with her and the whole crew at Aladdin since then. I will always be grateful to them for giving me the opportunity to bring Aly, Brooke, and all the characters in this world to life.

October 11 was Sparkle Spa #9 Day!

October 11 was the publication day for Sparkle Spa 9: Fashion Disaster. In that book Suzy gives Brooke a haircut…and inspires a whole lot of girls to donate their hair to be turned into wigs for kids who are sick. After I handed in my copy-edited pages last spring, I did it too. Here’s a photo to show you what I looked like before and afterward. img_1070