About me

I enjoy writing stories and poetry that leave children with

a sense of joyful wonder. I am a member of SCBWI,

the Pen-Ultimate Critique Group,

Julie Hedlund's 12x12 Picture Book Challenge.

I have also been a Pre-K - 3rd grade

 teacher for the past 13 years.  


 My educational background includes a BA in Cultural Anthropology & Archaeology, and a BA in Philosophy

from UC Santa Barbara. After graduating I joined Teach For America and spent two incredible years teaching kindergarten in the urban jungle of Chicago's south side.

Upon completing Teach for America I escaped the

cold and returned to sunny California. 


My inspiration comes from working with children,

walks in nature and random flights of fancy. I have

several completed manuscripts that are currently

seeking representation.


Click Picture Books to see a brief description of each title.