author & illustrator


birch lane elementary rocks!

These kids got brains. In a recent letter to the editor, the students made it clear that they love picture books despite what the adults and a recent article in the New York Times say is the new trend. Without putting words in their mouths, please read the full article here. They really made my day and my career worth it. Thanks Birch Lane Elementary!

Please visit and like the facebook page started and supported by a community of children's book authors & illustrators who want to send the love back to the students for speaking up, thanks!


  1. Dear Lisa,

    I am so happy you did all this--I sent a book this morning. I am also hoping we can meet next time I'm in Ogden. I saw your return address on your packaged book and wanted to let you know I visit Treehouse every year. They know you there don't they? If not, they should!
    warm wishes, Ashley Wolff

    PS, I am also friends with Matt F from the time he lived in the SF Bay Area.

  2. Yes, definitely let me know when you're in town, but Why Ogden?! That's what people said to me when I moved here. ha! And thanks, but really I'm just a tool in all this....the kids have given me so much more. Quite possibly the very thing I needed to rise out of my funk and go forward. Thanks for sending them a book!