TREE HOUSE IN A STORM
My first children's book, TREE HOUSE IN A STORM (illustrated by Rex Schneider), was released by Stemmer House Publishers in September 2009. Set in my hometown of New Orleans, two children build a tree house where they play and imagine all summer long. But then Hurricane Betsy blows into New Orleans in 1965, and their beloved tree house becomes one of its victims. This story of loss, hope, and resiliency was inspired by actual events from my childhood. It explores universal themes of natural disaster and rebuilding. In the classroom, this book serves as an effective discussion tool. A free Teacher's Guide and book related activities are available through a link on this site. I am available for School Author Visit programs!