Angie is a former Kindergarten teacher, Developmental Therapist, and children’s author of Where the River Grins (M.T. Publishing, 2012), The Legendary R.A. Cowboy Jones(M.T. Publishing, 2014), Santa’s Gift (M.T. Publishing, 2017), No Tears in Baseball (M.T. Publishing, 2018), and The Signature Ship (M.T. Publishing, 2018).
Her poetry is included in AN INDIANA TRIBUTE BICENTENNIAL ANTHOLOGY, compiled by Byron Buckley 2017.
Angie is the creator of Rhyme Revolution. This annual event held in April, is a writing challenge on her blog for children’s authors. She has a passion for writing rhyming picture books and poetry and encourages educators and parents to read rhyme frequently to children. Rhyme encourages language development and fosters a love of reading.
Angie is the founder of The Rhyme Revolution Conference, held first in New York City in December 2015 and next in New Harmony, Indiana, October 2018. This conference supports and encourages children’s writers to use proper picture book writing techniques, as well as applying perfect meter and rhyme.
Angie also founded and hosts The Best in Rhyme Award, announced annually in February in New York City, NY, naming the best rhyming picture book and several honor books each year.
Her most recent endeavor is hosting Ms. Angie’s Craft Corner for KidLitTV. This will be a monthly recorded segment where she shares simple crafts for kids, teachers, parents, and librarians that accompany her favorite picture books.
Angie frequently presents at schools, libraries, bookstores and writing conferences. She is the IN SCBWI Assistant Regional Advisor and lives in Evansville, Indiana with her husband and four teenage children. Her beloved beagle Gracie and Miniature Dachshund Lucy are her constant assistants.