LaDonna Plays Hoops is my first book of fiction. This children’s picture book was born in
the 1980’s and has grown and matured. Seeing the book come to life is a realized dream for me.
This book is under contract with MacLaren-Cochrane.
I also write poetry or free verse. I have written poetry since I was young and I have saved much
of it. I have yet to publish any poetry, but hope to do so eventually. Perhaps, I will share
some on my website.
For my day job, I am a professor of Child Development at Sacramento State in California.
Professionally, I am a member of the National Association for the Education of Young Children,
the American Educational Research Association, and the American Psychological Association. I am
also a member of the Society for Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI).