Free Zoom talk on kidlit publishing

Interested in writing a picture book? Want to learn more about kidlit publishing? I am presenting a FREE Zoom talk for the Yeshiva University Libraries and Education Department at Stern College on Tuesday, Dec. 8, at 7:30 ET. Details here!

Let Liberty Rise!

Presenting the cover of my next picture book, LET LIBERTY RISE! HOW AMERICA’S SCHOOLCHILDREN HELPED SAVE THE STATUE OF LIBERTY, illustrated by Chuck Groenink, coming from Scholastic 3-2-21! Read the story behind the story here. Pre-order today!

Wantagh Elementary School

I had a wonderful online author visit with 150 students from Wantagh Elementary School in Wantagh, NY. One WAKAWAKLOCH fan even made me a T-shirt with my name on it! Booking online visits for camps, schools, and libraries.

Our Children magazine

I recently started a new position as editor of the monthly Our Children magazine! Flip through my first issues of 2020.


2020 Author Visits

I’m booking author visits for 2020! Schedule your visit today!

Storytime at the Curious Reader

Meet me at Storytime at the Curious Reader, 229 Rock Road, in Glen Rock, NJ, on Sunday, Nov. 24, @ 1 PM.

Storytime Bonanza

Join me at the Storytime Bonanza at Books of Wonder, 217 West 84 Street, NYC, on Sunday, Oct. 6, 11:30 am!


When the Night King from Game of Thrones (aka Vladimir Furdik) tells you to write many, many more book after “Vakavakaloch,” you get right to work!

Comedian Gilbert Gottfried

Comedian Gilbert Gottfried wished Chana congrrratulations on Wakawakaloch! And now he needs a nap!

Akbar Gbajabilamila, host of American Ninja Warrior

Here’s Akbar Gbajabilamila, host of American Ninja Warrior, congratulating Chana on Wakawakaloch! (At least he got Chana’s name right!)