For the past 20 years I've been a TV writer and producer for everyone from The History Channel and HGTV to President Barack Obama and Oprah Winfrey. I've had an exciting career, but it was always my dream to be a published author. Ever since I was a little kid! My dream came true in July 2016 with the release of my first children's book, When Penny Met POTUS by Capstone Young Readers.
I was inspired to write the book after working on President Barack Obama's campaign in 2012. When I came home from work, I got all kinds of questions from my curious 3 year-old daughter about POTUS. "Is POTUS allergic to peanut butter?" "Does POTUS like the color red?” And the one I got most often: “When can I meet POTUS?” A meeting was a tall order, but I was determined to make it happen for her.
On a chilly Saturday afternoon in November, at a campaign rally in Milwaukee, just days before the 2012 election, we made it happen! And my daughter and President Obama's brief meeting after his speech that day, really planted the seed for When Penny Met POTUS.
To date, I've written seven more children's books (in two short years), and I'm working on more. I can't wait to share them with you!
So dream big my friends, and then go for it!