I’ve always been an avid reader and have read many books to our four kids over the years. One of my favorite things to do is read to my teenagers, and if I can finagle it, the girls might brush my hair during “book club”.
It’s a joy to read good teen lit: quick moving, tightly phrased and to the point. And how sweet it is to introduce little readers to the true works of art and language that great picture books are.
After much research and planning, I decided to write picture books and a book for teens. My Not Really picture book series is unusual in that it teaches skills like counting backward and by twos. Fantastic illustrations and surprise endings will delight children and their readers, as well. That’s not all, though. I’m working on a young adult historical fiction novel, a western! It’s wonderful fun, and I hope you’ll read it, too.
How did I get here? After several college degrees and years of working in business as well as tutoring (primarily) math and writing skills to awe-inspiring teens, I thought it would be fun to run for public office, study math and take writing classes on several continents. What a joy it’s been to travel to forty countries, and it’s my academic background in and love for cultures that inspires my writing. It is a great honor to have had multiple short stories published and won several awards, including First Place in Flash Fiction at the University of Wisconsin Writers’ Institute and 3rd place in Nonfiction in the prestigious WI Jade Ring Contest. I am indeed having fun!