Two Book Giveaways!

I am currently running two giveaways online! The first is an educator-only giveaway (closes 9.1) with three winners and the second is a giveaway on Instagram (closes Monday 8.20) with one winner. See more information below! . Educator Giveaway Three winners will win a signed copy of IF POLAR BEARS DISAPPEARED

10 Things you should know before going to art school

Anyone who has gone to art school can attest, it is a very unique experience that differs greatly from a normal college one. Art school runs in my veins, my Papou (Greek for Grandfather) went to Art Center College of Design in Pasadena and was a professional commercial artist during

Ways you can help our planet every day

  Here are some things you can do to help our planet each and every day! Each of us has our own unique path in life and because of that, we all have wonderfully diverse perspectives! When we take all of those perspectives and put them together, we can change

What is climate change?

Climate Change is a marked change in Earth’s overall weather patterns or average atmospheric temperatures. Climate Change is different than weather. Weather is the short-term changes in local atmospheric temperatures (from minutes to weeks), while Climate Change is long-term (usually over decades). Earth’s temperature has cooled and warmed on large scales for its

My Favorite Summer Middle-Grade and Young Adult Reads

  My favorite things about summertime are pools, books, and sun. I love them all individually but prefer when they are combined. While searching for a summer read through my many YA and middle-grade books… I thought: “hey, I should share which books I love for a good summer read!” I almost exclusively read

3 Easy Ways To Support Your Favorite Author (or illustrator)

  Sometimes it seems that authors and illustrators live in a different world, and maybe depending on the book they are reading, that is true! But for the most part, they are just like any other professional and are striving to do their best. Like any small business owner, authors

I Swam With Sharks

On October 9th, 2016, I swam with sharks. I have always been a big believer in the phrase “putting your money where your mouth is”. This essentially means if you talk about a big game about something then you should be able to follow through on it yourself. For me,