Books are my passion. My fondest memory is of visiting the library with my mom and picking out special books together. My goals are to share this deep love of books with my students and to create stories that inspire children and turn them into lifelong readers.
I firmly believein reading the kind of books I hope to write! Here are some of the books that have influenced my writing journey the most:
What I write: Concept Books, Picture Books, Young Adult Novels, and everything in between. Here's a fun fact - every one of my stories contains an animal of some sort or another, ranging from dogs to bears to dragons (oh my!). While I enjoy reading fantasy, most of my stories are based in realism. Occasionally, however, magical elements sneak their way in! Feel free to ask me about ANY of my stories.
I did dip a toe into adult writing with my short story entitled "A Scripted Life." I submitted it as part of a Winter 2017 writing content through The Write Source. You can view it on shortfictionbreak.com, a collection of short stories.
I'm a member of SCBWI, the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. I contribute one blog post per month for Writer's Rumpus, the wonderful blog published by my Andover-based SCBWI writer's group. Our talented authors blog about book reviews, author interviews, the craft of writing, conferences, illustrating, creative inspiration, and grammar topics. You can check out (or sign up for) our twice weekly blog by clicking HERE!
Since many of my fellow writers, friends, and students consider me their grammar and punctuation source, I'm starting a blog called A Spoonful of Grammar. Sign up HERE to get weekly grammar tips sent right to your inbox.
I'm luckyto be part of such a friendly, helpful writing community. A special thanks to my critique partners for your unfailing support! To contact me, click on any of the social icons below or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.