I graduated with a degree in Elementary Education. Due to my husband's many job transfers, I was able to teach in Illinois, Wisconsin, Connecticut, and Massachusetts. Before becoming a full-time writer, I was a librarian in a small school where I was passionate about introducing new and diverse books to my students. I now live in New Hampshire with my husband who has an excellent sense of humor and puts up with my outrageous ideas. Along with writing, I enjoy reading to young children and engaging them in creative activities and play.
I have had two early chapter books published and have also been published in educational and children’s magazines. I’m a PAL member of SCBWI and the 12 x 12 Picture Book Writing Challenge. I believe in reading and writing books that children can use as magical tools to feed their curiosity and teach them about the world.
My FamilyLaughing ReadingWritingMaking angels in the snowChicken - baked, broiled, grilled, cluck!
I was a lifeguard and still carry my whistle on my keychain.I worked in a factory, loading Lysol® bottles into boxes. I smelled oh so Lysol® clean!I cleaned ovens, refrigerators, and bathrooms after college students moved out of their apartments. YUCK!
Favorite Books : Little Women by Louisa May AlcottAnne of Green Gables by L. M. MontgomeryThe Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson BurnettA Girl of the Limberlost by Gene Stratton-Porter The Little Engine That Could by Watty Piper Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak A House That Once Was by Julie Fogliano