A Little About Me

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5 Fun Facts

Writing for Kids

I have been a feature contributor to Cricket Media since 2012. My nonfiction articles and interviews for kids and teens have appeared in a variety of magazines, including AppleSeeds and FACES.  Recently, I was a panel speaker for #PBPalooza 2020, sharing my ideas and journey about writing humor into mythology. I also co-created and launched a non-fiction/informational picture book contest, #SunWriteFun.

 

My debut picture book launches with Clear Fork publishing in 2021.

It's important to invest in one's craft. So for me, that means frequent trips to the library (read, read, read!) and keeping informed with the latest industry news. Over my writing career, I've taken lots of writing courses, always seeking to improve my craft. I'm also active in a variety of kidlit communities, where I exchange ideas, learn from peers, make new friends, and of course, grow with my storytelling! Here are just a few of my favorite groups and organizations:

 

 

In no particular order, here are some absurd / interesting / fun facts about your's truly:

 

1) I really love writing contests! Not only participating in them, but supporting to them and of course, creating them!
2) Jigs, reels & hornpipes--all the way!
3) An ancient castle was once my playground.
4) I'd love to travel in my own TARDIS
5) As a weekend foodie, I love creating and trying new cuisines and flavors, but I'm not a fan of jellyfish or Bleu Cheese.

And of course, I LOVE writing!