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About Me

I have been writing stories since I was a kid. Books have been a part of my life since my mom took me to our local library each week and let me roam around the children’s section, picking out whatever I wanted to read. I loved escaping into stories, and I still can’t believe I get to write them for kids now!

I am on the faculty of The Writing Barn where I teach picture book writing courses including Perfecting the Picture Book, Writing Social Emotional Learning Picture Books, and Write. Submit. Support.

I live near Chicago in La Grange, Illinois with my husband and two children.