I’ve been writing “novels” since I was twelve. Somewhere I still have a three inch binder with my very first attempt scrawled in pencil on loose leaf paper. I have several other manuscripts locked away in a virtual secret vault on my laptop, but I learned volumes with each one I wrote.
While living in Singapore for a year and a half, I had the opportunity to focus entirely on my writing, thanks to my wonderful husband. I also traveled to Australia and all over Southeast Asia. What can I say? I like going on adventures.
Now I’m back home in Wisconsin and back to my career as a school psychologist. I have a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, a Masters of Science in Education, and an Education Specialist degree in School Psychology. I specialize in working with at-risk kids and teens. My focus has been working with predominantly African American students and families. Love–love!–working with kids.
My two life philosophies:
I write Contemporary YA that incorporates social issues. I proud to say I’m represented by literary agent Claire Anderson-Wheeler with Regal Literary Agency. Please check out my “Novels” page to see what I’m up to. I am also a member of SCBWI. I love connecting with other writers; working collaboratively is part of what has made me the writer I am today.
I also dabble in amateur photography and oil painting. Here are a few of my favorite pictures ever:
I also have two dogs, a Cairn Terrier and an Australian Terrier.