She writes about big families who have lots of pets. Then she squeezes these big families with lots of pets into small New York City apartments with grumpy neighbors. 

The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street is available for preorder on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Book CultureIndieBound, Target, and most local bookstores! It will be released on October 3, 2017 with a sequel scheduled for Fall 2018. 

What are people saying about The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street?

"The Vanderbeekers join the Melendys, the Cassons, and the 'All of a Kind' Family on my list of favorite book-families. I'm in love with every single Vanderbeeker! Their story is truly enchanting: I did not want it to end. More, please?"

-- Linda Sue Park, Newbery Medalist


"Utterly charming. Deserves a place between The Penderwicks and The Melendys on every middle grade reader's shelf."

-- Linda Urban, author of Weekends With Max and His Dad