I love the magic and power of words, and I'm convinced that writing for kids is the best job ever. I'm always learning something new . . . about topics from solar power to genetics to Christopher Columbus to the American civil rights movement to our national parks.
I write articles, stories, essays, poems, and children’s books. I'm particularly drawn to nonfiction. I was the author of the 2016 National Geographic Kids’ Junior Ranger Activity Book. My 2015 ASK magazine article about Gregor Mendel, “The Probability of Purple Peas,” received a letter of commendation in the SCBWI Magazine Merit Awards competition.
I'm a founding member of GROG, the group blog for writers and readers of children’s literature. I have degrees from Dartmouth College and the University of California, Berkeley. After living in Oregon, New Jersey, Georgia, Connecticut, New Hampshire, California, and Spain, I'm settled happily with my family in rural Vermont. There, I write at a table overlooking fields and forests, under the supervision of my dog and my cat.
Check out some of my posts on the GROG writers' blog:
Opportunities in Writing for the Educational Market
Picture Book Boot Camp
Multi-Cultural Children's Book Day 2017
To Be a Writer, You Need a Community
Looking for more information? Please visit my About page.
Represented by Erzsi Deàk
Hen & Ink Literary