About

To me, there is nothing more joyful than writing for kids. Children’s literature is steeped in kindness, insight, silliness, empathy, wonder, and hope. It is a great gift – and profound responsibility – to write for the best audience ever.

I began my career in children’s publishing as a contributing editor of ASK, a nonfiction magazine published by the Cricket Magazine Group.  Since then, I have written articles for magazines such as ASK, Click, Highlights for Children, and YES Mag: Canada’s Science Magazine for Kids. I made my fiction debut with the picture book Heading to the Wedding (Red Rock Press), and the picture book Just So Willow (Sterling Publishing) will publish in October of 2019. As a former teacher, I enjoy educational publishing as well.  I contributed articles to two of World Book’s Childcraft Annuals and served as a copy editor for one.  In addition, I co-authored three teacher’s guides for Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry.  I’m actively involved in the Illinois chapter of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI).  I also dabble in personal narratives— my work has appeared in three anthologies, as well as Chicago Parent Magazine. I am working on many new stories, which I hope will soon make their way out into the world.

I am represented by Adriana Domínguez at Full Circle Literary.

Other vitally important information:

  • My favorite food group is cheesecake.
  • I cannot stand still while I brush my teeth.
  • My older brother and sister entered me as a Pet Nuisance in our town’s Fourth of July pet parade. I won an honorable mention:

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