Hi! Thanks for stopping by. I started out like most writers–as a young reader and lover of words and books. My favorite books were the Nancy Drew mysteries and Anne of Green Gables. These books featured girls who had adventures and said things I wanted to say.
As an adult, I studied literature, journalism, creative writing, and editing at North Carolina State University. After graduation I worked for a small woman’s magazine and then as a freelance writer for nearly two decades. To earn a living as a writer, I often wear many different hats. I have written for businesses, charities, magazines, and book publishers. Each project has helped me grow as a writer.
Another way to grow as a writer is to be curious and try new things. So when I’m not reading or writing, I am traveling to places like China and Costa Rica and Ireland. I teach something called mindfulness meditation. I enjoy being outdoors, skiing, hiking, biking, and scuba diving. I’m also married and have three boys and a cat named Ruby. Luckily, my family is always up for a new adventure!
Today I write both fiction and nonfiction for adults and kids. If you want to see what I’ve written for kids lately, check out the My Books page. If you’re a teacher, librarian or other leader who’s interested in having me speak to your school, class or organization, click on Visits.
Happy Reading and Writing!