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I am the Publisher and Creative Director at Ripple Grove Press, an award-winning, independent, family-owned picture book publishing company that I started with my wife. Since I began building my skills and experience in publishing, I have read hundreds of picture books and thousands of submissions. I have a passion for well-told and beautifully illustrated picture books. I write, hike, play ukulele, and publish books. I am also on the Board of Directors for the Independent Book Publishers Association. And recently, I was named co-honoree for the 2019 PW Star Watch.

What I do:

  • If you have an idea and don’t know where to start, I can help. 

  • If you’re in the process of writing or illustrating a children’s picture book and need navigation through stormy waters, I can help.

  • If you want to create a picture book dummy and don’t know where to start, I can help.

  • If you’re wondering if you should be submitting to traditional publishers or go the self-publishing route, I can help.

  • If you’re stuck on what to say in your query letter, I can help.

  • If you’re confused about the ins and outs of the industry, I can help.

I believe:

  • Children’s picture books should be honest, fun, and beautiful.  

  • I can help you make your story be honest, fun, and beautiful.  

Other services:

  • Ghost Writing for Picture Books

  • School Visits

  • Workshops on Picture Books and Publishing.

  • Click here to read essays I’ve written about publishing.