Book coming soon!

For updates on my first children’s novel, which is full of adventure and shape-shifting animals, please enter your email in the form below. Earning My Spots will be released by SkyPony Press in 2016!

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Hyenas are among Africa’s most successful predators, and it’s high time they got some respect. Enter Sam Budovich, the main character, an (almost) ordinary sixth grader who happens to change into a hyena. My literary agent, the fabulous Liza Fleissig of the Liza Royce Agency, sold this manuscript to SkyPony Press last summer, and I am lucky enough to have Julie Matysik as my editor. With the suggestions and guidance I’ve received from Liza and Julie, along with nine years of honing my craft (and yes, I have been writing nearly every day since I started), I can now call myself an author, and look forward to Earning My Spots getting released! Please stay tuned!

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  • January 23, 2016
  • Animals, Education, Entertainment, Literature, Middle Grade Fiction

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