I spent my early childhood in Virginia exploring the mysteries of our woods and reading every book of adventure I could find. I was sure I would grow up to be a pilot.

bookshelf-side-smallerUntil I found out I had motion sickness. Good thing my third grade teacher planted the idea I was a writer when she read my Black Beauty book report to the class! (Yes, I really loved writing book reports.)

But even after obtaining a degree in Journalism, and working as an editor at a magazine company in New York (1999-2001), I still hadn’t found my writing calling.

Then, in 2014, I began reading picture books to my twin children. I was hooked!  My writing found its home.

I belong to SCBWI, Julie Hedlund’s 12×12 group (2018), and The Highlighters online critique group. I attend conferences, workshops, and once was lucky enough to attend a Highlights Foundation workshop!

I live in the Ohio countryside with my husband, twin five-year-olds, and one fish. When I’m not writing or playing with my kids, you’re certain to find me attending a local Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) meeting, out gardening, or curled up with a good book.