• Champion's New Shoes

ASPCA Pet Rescue Club

My official bio describes me as “a lifelong lover of beasts and books” and says that whenever possible my work combines the two. My newest project is a perfect example! Champion’s New Shoes is the sixth title in a series of chapter books for ages 7 and up. The ASPCA Pet Rescue Club series follows a group of fourth graders–Janey, Zach, Lolli, and Adam — who make it their mission to help their town’s animals in need. In Champion’s New Shoes, the kids help a disabled yellow Labrador (inspired by a real-life dog from Brooklyn) get prosthetic limbs and learn to walk…


Winning the Writer’s Digest Writing Competition

When my phone registers an unknown number, I never answer. But when the same number rang twice without leaving a message recently, I became intrigued. I Googled the area code: Cincinnati. I don’t know anyone in Cincinnati. Ignore. Ten minutes later, another call. This time I answered, revved up to tell the caller–whom I assumed to be a telemarketer–to stop pestering me and to take my number off their call list!

The woman on the other end informed me she was calling from Writer’s Digest magazine…


Got a Kindle? Get Monkey Love!

My first novel, Monkey Love and the sequel, Monkey Star, are available on Kindle for just $4.99 each–more than 50% off the paperback 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.