I live in North Carolina with my husband, two daughters, and two cats.

I am thrilled about my debut middle grade, EXTRAORDINARY, finally making its way into the world. It has been a long journey, and I have learned so much every step of the way.

Here’s one important lesson I’ve learned: If you quit when you feel discouraged, you’ll never find out what you could have done if you’d stuck with it instead.

Or, even better: The ONLY way to fail is to quit!

 Besides reading children’s literature and writing, I love to teach. I’ve taught from kindergarteners up to eighth graders in public and private schools. My favorite subject to teach? You guessed it– reading and writing!

Currently, I’m teaching language arts classes to homeschoolers. I also coach my daughter’s Odyssey of the Mind team, which is an amazing amount of fun. I love watching creativity at work. 

In addition to homeschool classes, I love to work with students in schools or other community groups. If you’re interested in workshops, please see my page about Author Visits.