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May 24, 2019

A little taste of my stuffed animal stories published on @bellportkidfest

April 1, 2019

Working with Isabella Rossellini is a joy and rare treat. As we plot the festival's program and shape, our collaboration feeds off our imagination, flexibility and quest for beauty. What strikes me most is how Isabella reaches for the stars and yet makes every detail count. I cannot wait to show you what we've put...

We're back at Isabella's Farm for our 4th whimsical kidlit festival! 

Save the date: Saturday, 20th July, 2019. 

Our festival is tiny. Immersive. Imagine village fête meets literary party, where everyone's invited. Now throw in a real Hansel & Gretel house, unusual creatures, celebrity authors, hands-on creative work...

May 30, 2018

England's climate is complex but we can always count on rain. No wonder we have so many wet words. Here are a few I use myself :) 

1. Rain (again?)  

2. Mizzle (misty rain, great for your complexion)

3. Drizzle (light spattering rain. Embrace it.)

4. Spitting (little droplets on your face, especially in your eye)

5...

February 6, 2018

On the coast of Mana Island, Where the surfers fear to go, In a cliff above the sea, Lived a bird who had a beau...

After Sumburgh, we drifted north to our campsite near Hillswick. The empty road took us through rolling grassy hills and past white cottages with wide views of cobalt seas. Signs for the Croft House Museum caught our eye...

November 27, 2017

Our Puffin Express left the spires of Edinburgh and set off for Aberdeen to catch the overnight ferry to the Shetland Isles. Our mission? To see the puffins.

October 9, 2017

Over the summer, I took my three children on a seven week road trip around Britain's wild spots, exploring the island north to south, west to east in a giant St. George's Cross.

Announcing a family road trip around Britain. Are we noble or nutty? To combat 'city-living syndrome' and nature deficit disorder, this summer I am taking our three children on a campervan adventure. This is stage one, the dream.

November 18, 2016

Bellport residents flocked to hear celebrated illustrator, Jessie Hartland, upcycle author, Brian Yanish and Brookhaven Free Library's talented Deb Domingos bring children's literature to life in a beautiful garden by the bay.

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Ode To Nigel No Mates

February 6, 2018

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About Me

Founder of Bellport Kid Fest

I live in Brooklyn, NY with my husband, three scrappy children, two fish, a frog and a dog. 

Fave MB book

Dan Brown's The Wild Robot  is insanely relevant and beautifully told.