about me


A long time ago, I was once a child myself! Now I write stories for children and sometimes draw the pictures, too. My stories grow from small kernels of truth and explore common themes: fairness, transitions and the complicated path to finding your own voice.

I have and MFA in Writing and live in Seattle, where I also work as a graphic designer for some pretty great clients. I invite you to follow and comment on my blog where I offer book reviews, interviews with other authors, and general impressions on the world of writing for children and young adults as well as information about writing workshops. If you are interested in my writing workshops or one-on-one tutoring for teens, more information is available here.

I’m always happy to hear from my readers, parents, and teachers. You can email me or use the form below. Please visit my page for Teachers for information on school visits or events. Thank you!