Fun Facts About Me
I am a huge Junie B. Jones fan.
My kryptonite is pizza. (I'm gluten & dairy free.)
Flora & Ulysses is my favorite Book.
I like to run.
Kate DiCamillo is my hero.
I made my first latte at ten.
It all started with a winning play ending in the third grade. Not only did my ending win, but it was read to the WHOLE ENTIRE Eugene Field Elementary. I was hooked after that.
While I did spend time experimenting with other careers (restaurant manager, lock smith, and children's librarian), I always came back to writing. I went on to get my degree in freelance writing, study with numerous writing programs and classes, and won both a Funny Friends Scholarship with the Writing Barn and a mentorship with Carolinas SCBWI's Revision Quest for my middle grade.
I love every style of children's writing. Each one brings both it's joys and challenges, and each one dares me to entertain, connect, and feel.
I am also the wife to a much less dramatic husband. The mother to two high engery, talkative kids. And dog mother to an adorable perma-pup beagle.
Organizations & Programs
I'm proud to be a member or participant in the many fine organizations below. Each one has been piviotal in my education and development as a writer. And it has been a joy to get to know other fine writers and artist that belong to these groups as well. Writing is solitary by nature, however, community and connetion is how art flourishes.