writer  +  story coach   

Hello, reader!

I am so glad you are here. This section includes information about my books and other writing, as well as author visits and tools for teachers. Welcome!

I have always been a reader.

Although I have always thought of myself as a writer, I would be lying to you if I said I’ve always written.  There have been long stretches of time in my life where, for one reason or another, I haven’t written anything just for the sake of writing it.

But I have always been a reader, and I have always been reading. I love to read, to immerse myself in worlds outside of my own and to experience the lives of the characters from behind their eyes.

Because I am such an avid and dedicated reader myself, I always have another reader in mind when I write. I think about what readers might want to know, what they care about, what they dream about, what confuses them, and what might concern them about the world. 

In other words, when I write, I write for YOU. 

That’s me on the right, reading with my little brother. If the color scheme doesn’t give it away, this picture was taken in the late 1970s.