Australia Day: We've Adopted a Koala!

I am so excited to share that Piratess Tilly has truly adopted a koala - Koala Wattle, who represents all of the koalas in the wild that need protection from losing their natural habitats. Proceeds from book sales will now be going towards a monthly contribution to the Australian Koala Foundation! Thank YOU for your help! To learn more, please visit! And with that, Happy Australia Day!! <3 <3 <3

Piratess Tilly book proceeds AKF

First Page Sample of Piratess Tilly

For our new followers here, on Facebook and on Twitter; I thought I'd share the very first page of The Adventures of Piratess Tilly! And don't forget to follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Piratess Tilly Page 1 Sample



Some favorite pages

I wanted to share some of my favorite pages from Tilly's expedition to the Galápagos Islands! Karen Watson's watercolor illustration of these whales is mesmerizing and stunning. And please don't forget to follow us on Facebook and Twitter for more updates!

Piratess Tilly whale pages


Piratess Tilly's Tips

As a mother, raising a toddling girl, I often think about building her up and preparing her in every way possible. The character of Piratess Tilly is my contribution to a world that is newly creating strong heroines for young girls. I thought I'd share some ideas for parents and caregivers as well! First up is "Tips to Raising an Adventurous Girl." I hope you find it inspiring! Thank you,


Adventures of Piratess Tilly, children's picture book,Tips to Raising an Adventurous Girl

Introducing All 7 Brothers!

Introducing all seven of "Piratess" Tilly's international crew mate brothers. Each orphaned member was brought aboard "Piratess" Tilly's sailing ship, Foster. They each offer something unique to ship life ~ something from their homelands! Stay tuned to learn more!  

Adventures of "Piratess" Tilly children's picture book, International Brothers meme