Introducing: A GOOD DEED CAN GROW!

It’s here! Hooray! I’m thrilled to introduce you to my debut picture book, A Good Deed Can Grow, illustrated by Holly Hatam, words by me!

Discover the ripple effects of doing a good deed in this interactive picture book about the importance of kindness.  

A good deed can grow like a seed. . . . 

Join a loving community as they work to create a better world. Whether planting a garden or visiting a sick friend, picking up litter or playing music at the senior center, kind actions—no matter how big or small—can spread like a ripple, impacting the lives of others for the better.

Jennifer Chambliss Bertman’s inspiring text and Holly Hatam’s joyful illustrations celebrate how anyone, young or old, can make a difference. It all starts with a good deed.


Request the book from your library or purchase a copy anywhere you like to buy books, including:


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Upcoming Events:

Will you be at the CCIRA Conference in Colorado this week? If so, stop by the SCBWI booth between 8:00-10:00am on February 9 to say hi! The bookstore will be selling both Sisterhood of Sleuths and A Good Deed Can Grow, which I’ll be happy to sign for you, as well as any of my books if you’ve brought them with you.

I’ll also be part of a panel of children’s book writers and illustrators at CCIRA on February 10 from 2:45-4:15.

On February 18 at 1pm EST join me for a Picture Book Bonanza virtual event with Books of Wonder! We will be celebrating A Good Deed Can Grow as well as We Are Here by Tami Charles and illustrated by Bryan Collier, and Finding Papa by Angela Pham Krans and illustrated by Thi Bui.


Thank you for reading and sharing!

I have so many fond memories reading picture books with my son. It’s my greatest hope that A Good Deed Can Grow will be a part of similar special moments with young readers and their loved ones. If there are little ones (or big ones!) in your life who love the book, I’d love to hear about it!

And, of course, posting reviews and spreading the word is very welcome and much appreciated. I hope you enjoy A Good Deed Can Grow. Thank you for helping me celebrate!