Welcome to my Website! Feel free to poke around. Here’s the latest news…

  • seriously

“Seriously Amazing!”

That’s the title of one of the books in the Smithsonian Institutions forthcoming series for young readers that I was privileged to contribute to. My mini-books about sharks, nocturnal animals, reptiles, and predators will appear in four separate volumes, all due out in October. They were a blast to research, and I got to write about the wobbegong, an oddball shark I fell in love with a few years ago at a visit to the Georgia Aquarium!

Click here to learn more.

  • monkeystar

Got a Kindle? Get Monkey Love!

As a recent Kindle convert, I am excited to announce that Monkey Love and the sequel, Monkey Star, are now available for Kindle (for just $4.99 each–more than 50% off the cover price!). Same books, new format, and fabulous new covers designed by my friends at StoryWonk.

If you’ve already read both books, consider adding them to your digital library as well — or better yet, spread the monkey love and recommend them to your e-reading friends.

Will Holly Heckerling and her two- and four-legged friends find a new leash on life in Kindle-land? If there’s enough demand, perhaps the third book in the series will finally become a reality.

  • KokoOnCall-cover


My first episode of Chuggington, “Koko on Call,” has been adapted as a children’s book for Scholastic Books! I used to love reading Scholastic Books as a kid, so it is very exciting to have my name in one. In the story, Twiga the giraffe is expecting a baby, and Koko is assigned to keep watch at the Safari Park overnight.

A few of my episodes of Chuggington are now available on DVD! Let’s Ride the Rails features six episodes, including “Koko on Call.” My episode “Mtambo’s Amazing Adventure” is one of six featured on the DVD Chuggers to the Rescue.

You can catch the show weekday mornings on the Disney Channel. Here’s a link to a clip from an episode I wrote called “Wilson’s Wacky Tour.”