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 was selected as an American Bookseller's Association 2017 Summer/Fall Indie's Introduce title!

The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street is available for preorder on IndieBound, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Book Culture (my local indie bookstore), Target, and your local independent bookstore! It will be released on October 3, 2017 with a sequel scheduled for 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 utterly 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


"This modern-day classic in the making will stay with you long after you’ve turned the final page.”

– Melissa Posten, bookseller at The Novel Neighbor Bookstore and member on the Middle Grade/YA panel for ABA's Indie's Introduce